Rubber Cultivation

Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies – in the House of Commons on 9th September 1942.

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Mr. David Adam:

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that British Guiana in recent years possessed many acres of plantation rubber, the development of which was neglected when the industry ceased; and whether he will now encourage the same and utilise the forest of the country which abound in several varieties of rubber-bearing trees?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

The question of tapping all the available resources of rubber in British Guiana as in other West Indian territories is already in hand. Under arrangements made by the Combined Raw Materials Board, raw rubber from these areas will be exported exclusively to the United States.