HC Deb 09 March 1955 vol 538 cc415-6
25. Sir R. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has now received the Report from the fact-finding mission of inquiry into the West Indian citrus industry; whether he proposes to publish the Report; and what action he proposes to take on it.

Mr. Hopkinson

The Report has just been received and will be published I hope in three or four weeks. Careful consideration is being given to it in consultation with the Governments of the West Indian Territories concerned, but the issues involved are complex and far-reaching, and my right hon. Friend is not in a position to make a statement at the present time.

notes will cease to exist because after a certain date they will be withdrawn. If the right hon. Gentleman can put that into one word, I shall be glad to hear it.