HC Deb 20 January 1959 vol 598 c1W
6. Mr. C. Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to increase food production in St. Helena.

Mr. Amery

As I explained in my speech on the Adjournment on the 8th December, the central feature of our plans for improving food production has been to bring back into cultivation land which had become infertile. This policy is beginning to bear fruit, pastures have improved, and an increase in livestock should follow.

Other measures including an irrigation scheme, pest control and the improvement of livestock farming are also in hand.