Mr. David Adams
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies why the project for a cement works in Jamaica, the details of which were agreed many months ago, has not yet been proceeded with and when this will be begun?
§ Mr. George Hall
The proposal to establish a cement factory in Jamaica has been under discussion for some time, but it has recently become evident that there would be required substantial quantities both of machinery (which is in short supply from any source) and of dollar exchange. The cement supply position in this country is not so acute as to render the immediate erection of a factory in Jamaica a vital necessity from the point of view of the war effort, but my Noble Friend is consulting the Governor further before taking a final decision.