Rice

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

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

To meet the situation to which my hon. Friend refers, the West Indian Governments have taken energetic measures to restrict their imports of rice by increasing the local production of rice and of other substitute foodstuffs. To provide for the balance of their essential requirements the whole of the exportable surplus of 25,000 tons of rice from British Guiana is being allocated to the West Indian Colonies, and further supplies will be made available from other neighbouring countries.