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Trinidad (Reclamation Scheme)

Volume 380: debated on Wednesday 17 June 1942

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether consideration is being given to the reclamation of the Caroni swamp in Trinidad, seeing that such a scheme would supplement the water supply of the Colony, provide a large area for rice lands and permit of an extension of Port of Spain?

So far as my Noble Friend is aware, this project is not under consideration at the present time. Shortage of labour would in any case stand in the way of its execution.