HC Deb 25 June 1928 vol 219 c10

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that during the season of 1927 some 3,800 bags of Arabica coffee, consigned by the Kilimanjaro Native Plantations' Association, were sold by auction in London at prices very similar to those obtained for Kenya coffee sold at the same auctions; and whether he has received any report as to the manner in which the native coffee plantations on Kilimanjaro have been managed and the present condition of the trees?


I am aware that the Kilimanjaro native Arabica coffee is of high quality and fetches good prices. Indirect Government supervision of native coffee cultivation in Kilimanjaro has proved successful, and the latest reports at my disposal indicate that the trees are in excellent condition.