Gambia Rice Farm (Report)

Oral Answers to Questions — West Africa – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th July 1952.

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Photo of Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker , Banbury 12:00 am, 30th July 1952

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what report the expert mission on the high cost of the Gambia Rice Farm has made to him.

Photo of Mr Oliver Lyttelton Mr Oliver Lyttelton , Aldershot

The appointment of this mission was an internal arrangement of the Corporation to inquire into one of its own schemes. Its report was therefore made to the Corporation and not to me.

Photo of Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker , Banbury

As the report undoubtedly contains valuable constructive suggestions which have been made at public expense, will my right hon. Friend see whether it is possible in some way to make it available to those who are interested?

Photo of Mr Oliver Lyttelton Mr Oliver Lyttelton , Aldershot

I shall be very glad to bring the suggestion to Lord Reith's notice.