HC Deb 22 June 1949 vol 466 c203
51. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Food if he is now in a position to state the results of the second year's work of the Overseas Food Corporation in East Africa.

Mr. Strachey

The Overseas Food Corporation assumed responsibility for the East African groundnuts scheme on 1st March, 1948. It will not therefore have completed its second year's work until 1st March, 1950. As to its first year's work, I have already informed the House that I shall be ready, if desired, to make a statement on the scheme after my return from East Africa.

Captain Crookshank

Can the right hon. Gentleman explain his reluctance to