HC Deb 22 July 1958 vol 592 cc19-20W
61. Mr. Slater

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made with the pilot cane farming scheme introduced in 1956 at Wales Estate in British Guiana.

Mr. Profumo

Fifty-seven tenant farmers have been settled in the new village on plots of approximately 15 acres each, and have been provided with a house and vegetable garden at a small rental. They have been given guidance in agricultural methods and have already produced crops of reasonable quality, but it is too soon yet to say whether the pilot scheme will be economically successful.

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