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Jamaica (Land Settlement)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 24 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the approximate acreage of land which is provided under the schemes already approved for additional land settlement in Jamaica under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act?

Except for one training scheme, no land settlement schemes as such have been made for Jamaica under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act.

In view of the large number of unemployed in Jamaica, is it not desirable that special attention should be given to land settlement?

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman consider the advisability of insisting that subsistence crops must be grown on land provided for settlement so as to provide food supplies for the island?

We discussed the whole agricultural policy in the West Indies at great length last week.

Is not the Governor considering this matter, in view of the fact that undoubtedly there is a certain demand for land in this district? On inquiry it may be found that some arrangements are being made.