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British Guiana (Cattle Industry)

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 1 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the present shortage of meat, he will now give effect to the recommendations of the Evans Report for the development of the cattle industry in the Rupununi district of British Guiana.

Immediate attention is being concentrated on those developments in the Rupununi which do not depend on the provision of an all-weather road to the coast, since such a road is not likely to be practicable for some years. An abattoir has already been built and trial shipments of meat by air to the coast have been made.