Action is already taken by the Eastern African Dependencies Trade and Information Office to advertise Kenya and other East African coffee at exhibitions and in other ways as opportunity offers. If additional funds could be made available, that office would be glad to extend the publicity given to East African coffee. As regards the second part of the question, I would remind the hon. Member that there is already a preferential duty on Empire-grown coffee.
As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, the Empire Marketing Board mainly concern themselves with background advertising rather than with advertising specific commodities. This matter has, however, been before them. They are unable to do anything at present, although they may later.