HC Deb 22 February 1956 vol 549 c42W
Mr. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has yet received a report from the Governor of British Guiana as a result of the latter's visit to West Demerara; and what were its main conclusions.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Governor has reported that his visit to West Demerara has helped his understanding of the problems there and that he was much impressed by the potentialities of the Boerasirie extension project for improving the drainage and irrigation of the whole area and for bringing an important extent of new land into production. He is satisfied that good progress is being maintained on this scheme.

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