HC Deb 07 March 1956 vol 549 c196W
Mr. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what success is being achieved in introducing mechanised cultivation amongst rice growers in British Guiana.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

In the last four years the number of tractors in use in the rice industry has nearly trebled and the number of combines has more than doubled. It is expected that this trend will continue and in order to ensure the most efficient use of this machinery the British Guiana Government proposes to intensify its investigations into problems of mechanisation of rice production.

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