§ 5. Mr. Thomas Reid
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent the compulsory cutting out of diseased cocoa trees has been resumed in the Gold Coast.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Leyton (Mr. Sorensen) on 6th June.
§ Mr. Griffiths
Yes, Sir. I think it is generally recognised by all concerned in the Gold Coast that so far no alternative has been found to cutting out. On the basis of a report submitted to me, it has been decided for the time being to abandon compulsory cutting out and to rely on the co-operation of the farmers. So far, the only remedy has been cutting out.