HC Deb 14 March 1956 vol 550 c42W
71. Mr. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how much land is expected to be drained by the new pumping station at Annandale, British Guiana; and what use will be made of the land so reclaimed.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The new pumping station, which has been installed by the Enmore Sugar Estates Limited, will provide improved drainage for 7,700 acres of sugar and rice cultivation at Plantation Lusignan and will greatly reduce the risk of flooding of housing sites in the area. No new lands will be reclaimed.