19. Mr. David Adams
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, as an alternative to burning again the West African cocoa crop, it has been decided to store or process upon the spot the second war-time crop for release after the war?
§ Mr. George Hall
Only very small quantities of last season's crop were destroyed. These were of a quality unsuitable for storage. The possibility is now being considered of storing surplus cocoa of good quality from this season's crop. Long-term storage accommodation already exists in West Africa for eight months' normal requirements of the European markets now cut off by the blockade.