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British Guiana (Drainage And Irrigation Plan)

Volume 389: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information regarding a proposed 20-year drainage and irrigation plan for British Guiana prepared by the Governor of the Colony; whether this proposal has been submitted to him; and whether, in view of the importance of irrigation work in British Guiana, he will give the proposal his early and favourable consideration?

I have received particulars regarding a long-term drainage and irrigation plan for British Guiana. This extensive proposal, which raises issues of the greatest importance for the future of the Colony, is under active and sympathetic consideration, and at the present moment I am waiting for certain additional information which it has been necessary to request from the Governor.