HC Deb 28 February 1951 vol 484 c2068
15. Sir R. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the estimated yield of cotton grown in Uganda and Nigeria, respectively, this season; and what were the figures for the 1948–49 and 1949–50 seasons for each territory.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Cotton yields in Uganda for the 1948–49 and 1949–50 seasons were 392,000 and 342,000 bales respectively; the yield for the 1950–51 season, when weather conditions were very unfavourable, is estimated at 300,000 bales. The Nigerian exportable surplus for the 1948–49 season was 51,000 bales; the estimated exportable surpluses for the 1949–50 and the 1950–51 seasons are 60,000 and 71.000 bales respectively.