Citrus Industry

Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd July 1959.

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Photo of Mr Ronald Russell Mr Ronald Russell , Wembley South 12:00 am, 23rd July 1959

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a further statement on the talks with the representatives of the West Indies citrus growers.

Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire

I have nothing at present to add to my reply on 16th July to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Surbiton (Mr. Fisher).

Photo of Mr Arthur Blenkinsop Mr Arthur Blenkinsop , Newcastle upon Tyne East

Can the right hon. Gentleman confirm whether or not the talks are continuing or whether they have, in fact, broken down? Can he give us some assurance about long-term contracts?

Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire

They have certainly not broken down.