HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc634-5
4. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked whether the Indian Government has been approached by any other Departments with a request that the export of oil products of a kindred nature with those of Africa shall be prohibited except to British manufacturers; and if any reply has yet been sent to the Department concerned?


The Government of India have considered a suggestion that they should regulate the export of copra and cocoanut oil on the lines of the scheme proposed in the case of similar West African produce, and have replied that they consider the proposed action unnecessary.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Might I inquire of the Leader of the House whether this honourable House will have an opportunity of debating this matter before it is put into operation?


I will convey the hon. and gallant Member's suggestion to the Leader of the House.