HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 c1124
39. Mr. Edmund Harvey

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies why the ban on the export of palm kernels from Nigeria has been reimposed as from the 24th October last; and what measures have been taken, or are in contemplation, for the relief of the growers in the districts where export has been prohibited?

Mr. George Hall

The prohibition of the purchase for export of palm kernels in certain areas of Nigeria has not been re-imposed since it was suspended in May last. The second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.

Mr. Harvey

Would my hon. Friend consider, in view of the difficulties of the growers, the formation of a board like the Cocoa Board to control palm kernels and the stabilisation of prices in the interests of the growers?

Mr. Hall

Yes, Sir, that matter is being considered at the present time.

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