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Food Situation

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 26 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if there has been any improvement in the food situation in Long Cay, Crooked Island and Aclin Island of the Bahamas group; and whether steps are being taken by the authorities to prevent a recurrence of the near-famine conditions which existed among the native population during the drought of last Summer.

The food situation in the islands is reported to be quite satisfactory at present. Recent rains have made the crop prospects good. A programme of works is being carried out, which will alleviate conditions should any unexpected crop failure occur.