HC Deb 26 October 1955 vol 545 c190
17. Mr. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the results of the tests made on the experimental crops grown by the Department of Agriculture in British Honduras.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Trials are being carried out by the Department of Agriculture on some eighteen different crops, including rice, sugar, citrus, cotton and cocoa. The latest information available is contained in the Annual Report of the Agricultural Department of British Honduras for 1954, a copy of which will be placed in the Library.

Mr. Russell

Does my right hon. Friend not have some later information than the Annual Report, which I have already seen? Are not tests taking place which were started since that Report was published and which have not been reported upon?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Yes, but I am rather loath to ask the Governor at this moment for a further report as he is so preoccupied with reconstruction after the hurricane. As soon as possible. I will do so.