HC Deb 23 February 1938 vol 332 c343
26. Mr. Godfrey Nicholson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is now in a position to announce the membership of the commission that is to inquire into the cocoa position in West Africa?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

Yes, Sir. The commission will be composed as follows:

Mr. William Nowell, C.M.G., C.B.E., formerly Director of the East African Agricultural Research Station, Amani (chairman);

Mr. Rupert Thompson of Messrs. William James and Henry Thompson, Produce Brokers, of Mincing Lane; and

Mr. C. A. Irving, one of the Marketing Officers in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; with

Mr. Eugene Melville of the Colonial Office as secretary.

The commission has provisionally arranged to sail for West Africa on 9th March.