HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 cc938-9
35. Mr. Thomas Reid

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the Colonies have done everything possible to produce the maximum quantities of Indian corn, millets and other easily-grown products of dry cultivation to meet their own food needs for man and beast and the needs of Europe.

Mr. George Hall

Yes, Sir. I am satisfied that full importance is attached to producing crops of the type mentioned.

Mr. Reid

Has there been any appreciable export of food by any of the Colonies?

Mr. Hall

Oh yes, Sir, quite a lot.

Mr. W. Fletcher

What practical steps in the way of direct instruction that grain products like this will be paid for at reasonable prices have been taken?

Mr. Hall

There is a complete list which I have here. I will send the hon. Member a copy of what I have.