HC Deb 18 October 1950 vol 478 cc2038-9
42. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many tons of groundnuts from the 1949 and 1950 crops are awaiting transport at railheads in Nigeria.

Mr. J. Griffiths

On 5th October, 1950, none of the 1948–49 crop remained at railheads and the stocks of the 1949–50 crop awaiting transport amounted to less than 1,000 tons.

Mr. Gammans

Is not the reason for the improvement in the transport situation due to the fact that the crop last year and this year is little more than half the average?