§ 37. Mr. R. Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will consider making approaches to the Government of Liberia with a view to joint action for the controlling of illicit diamond mining on the Liberian-Sierra Leone frontier.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Yes, Sir. I will consider the hon. Member's suggestion in consultation with the Government of Sierra Leone and with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
§ Mr. J. Johnson
Is not it a fact that the loss is due not so much to illicit diamond mining, as such, as to diamond smuggling? Will the Minister look into that point also?