85. Dr. MURRAY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, seeing that the cocoa grown by the natives of the Gold Coast now carries an export duty of over 20 per cent. of its value, and the nearest cocoa-producing area of Portuguese St. Thomé carries no export duty at all, steps will be taken to remove this handicap to the Gold Coast trade?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I am considering whether the financial position of the Gold 1722 Coast justifies any reduction of this duty, which, I may add, has not prevented a continuous increase in the quantity of cocoa shipped.