§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a full statement on the proposed Five Point Trade Agreement between Cuba and British Guiana, published in Havana on 25th August, with especial reference to the proposed cultural exchanges, the granting by Cuba to British Guiana of a £1,780,000 loan at 2 per cent. for ten years, and the promise of Cuban technical aid in tobacco production and in other fields to the Colony.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
No. There have as yet been no further developments upon the very general proposals announced by Dr. Jagan. When the Government of British Guiana have been able formally to consider them the Governor will consult me in view of Her Majesty's Government's responsibility for the external affairs of British Guiana.