HC Deb 04 March 1953 vol 512 cc367-8
7. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what results have been obtained from the experiments conducted by the Overseas Food Corporation in Tanganyika.

Mr. Lyttelton

My hon. Friend will find details in the Annual Reports of the Overseas Food Corporation, of which I am sending him copies.

Mr. Macpherson

The latest Report ran to last March. What I am asking my right hon. Friend is whether there is any indication that yields are improving and costs are being reduced.

Mr. Lyttelton

My hon. Friend will know that the Report covers a great many tropical crops such as sorghum, soya beans and groundnuts, and I could not in the course of question and answer give a resumé of what has happened.