HC Deb 07 March 1956 vol 549 cc195-6W
60. Mr. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the need for further progress with the geological survey in British Guiana; and what action is being taken with regard thereto.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Yes. It was the Government Geological Survey which led to the discovery of manganese deposits of major commercial importance and it is considered essential that this basic work for the development of the Colony's mineral resources should be extended to cover the whole territory. Financial provision for the period up to 1960 is included in the Development Programme.