HC Deb 04 November 1958 vol 594 cc764-5
44. Mr. Royle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what decisions were reached as a result of the recent discussions between Her Majesty's Government and the delegation from Jamaica on the prospects of increasing the import of Jamaica's winter banana crop.

Mr. Profumo

The discussions to which the hon. Member refers were not with Her Majesty's Government. The purpose of the delegation's visit was, I understand, to discuss certain questions with the distributors of Jamaican bananas in this country.

Mr. Royle

Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that anything that could be done to improve the economy of Jamaica would greatly assist in the solution of some of the immigration problems which face us at the present moment? Will the Government do all they can to aid matters of this kind?

Mr. Profumo

Though I agree with the hen. Gentleman, he has now raised a slightly different question. These meetings have nothing to do with Her Majesty's Government, and no representations have been made to us.

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