HC Deb 03 May 1950 vol 474 c1670
8. Mr. Bossom

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many acres have been reserved for the poultry scheme in Gambia; and how many have so far been cleared.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Approximately 10,000 acres have been leased to the Colonial Development Corporation for this scheme, by agreement with the Gambia Government. As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the Corporation, who are carrying out the project.

Mr. Bossom

Will the Minister state approximately how much land has been cleared, and whether it will produce the food that is required?

Mr. Griffiths

No, Sir, I could not answer those questions without notice.

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