HC Deb 04 March 1953 vol 512 c375
19. Mr. Beresford Craddock

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how much of the cotton crop of Uganda the Government still buys.

Mr. Lyttelton

The Lint Marketing Board, which was set up under Ordinance in 1949, still buys and disposes of all lint cotton and cotton seed produced in Uganda.

Mr. Craddock

Can my right hon. Friend say on what basis the price paid to the African grower is formed?

Mr. Lyttelton

The cotton used to be sold in bulk to the Raw Cotton Corn-mission and India, but the 1952–53 crop is being disposed of in the free market.

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