HC Deb 30 June 1954 vol 529 cc102-3W
78. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in view of the importance of rain making to certain Colonial Territories, what steps he proposes to co-operate with and accelerate the research to be carried out into this matter.

Mr. Lyttelton

I am kept informed of the results of research carried out in the United Kingdom and in other countries; and a close liaison is maintained between the Meteorological Office in London and Colonial Meteorological Departments on this and other meteorological matters. Rain-making experiments were carried out in East Africa in 1951 and 1952. The results were inconclusive and further trials are being considered.