§ 29. Mr. Riley
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is now in a position to make a statement as to what recent progress has been made in British Guiana in the production and marketing of rice; and whether any pro- 1842 gress has been made in the provision of a central rice-milling system, as recommended by a recent expert investigation?
§ Mr. George Hall
I have no later information concerning the production and marketing of rice in British Guiana than that which I communicated to my hon. Friend on 26th November last. The proposal for the establishment of a central rice mill has been carefully considered, but in view of the present difficulties in obtaining suitable machinery, the scheme has had to be deferred.