Oral Answers to Questions — African Colonies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th December 1949.
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the export of coconuts, pineapples and other fruits, palm oil and kernels from West African Colonies is now increasing and is not subject to any restriction; and what action has been taken to secure improvement in quality and packing.
Would my right hon. Friend answer the middle portion of my Question? Are there any restrictions about the export of these foodstuffs?
Would my right hon. Friend be prepared to give special encouragement to co-operative marketing of these products?
Does that mean that these commodities are imported under open general licence, and, if so, can my right hon. Friend say whether his Department can give any assistance to intending importers?