HC Deb 23 March 1949 vol 463 cc347-8
22. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what Government experiments have been made in the Gold Coast to test the efficacy of the nascent chlorine method of treatment of swollen shoot disease, and with what results.

Mr. Creech Jones

In an announcement issued to the Press on 6th January, the Gold Coast Government stated that this method of treatment had been tried up to double the strength advocated, with no effect on the mealy-bug which is the vector of the disease. The announcement added that the Government were prepared to arrange a demonstration if desired.