Gold Coast (Cocoa Industry).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons at on 4 May 1938.

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Mr. Alexander:

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) whether an agreement has been entered into with the approval of the Government of the Gold Coast controlling the export of cocoa for a period up to Octber, 1938; who are the parties to the agreement; and who was consulted before the agreement was approved;

(2) whether he is aware that many Gold Coast traders consider that the quotas fixed for cocoa exports from West Africa up to October, 1938, are calculated to protect the firms who have been parties to the buying pool and are detrimental to both native producers and independent buyers; and what steps he is taking to prevent this?