HC Deb 04 October 1944 vol 403 c919
34. Mr. Emery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he is taking in the international meetings to consider the future of rubber to protect the interests of the native producer and the organisations necessary to prepare, ship and distribute the product; and will he ensure that shareholders' associations and agency firms obtain no advantage over the real producers, including a high proportion of Chinese producers, so that the purchasing power for export goods from this country to rubber producing countries may not be seriously affected by adopting a policy which fails to protect the native producer.

Colonel Stanley

My hon. Friend can rest assured that at the meetings of the Rubber Study Group all these considerations will be borne in mind by the official members of the United Kingdom delegation.

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