HC Deb 15 December 1937 vol 330 c1149
31. Mr. Mathers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the fact that the freights for the transport of fruit from the West Indies to this country are exceptionally high and gravely handicap the trade of these Colonies; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I do not know precisely to what the hon. Member is referring. The most important West Indian fruit is the banana, and I have not heard it suggested that banana freights are excessive.

Mr. Mathers

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider any information that I may send him?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I shall be glad to do so.