§ Mr. BROOKES
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether wheat growing is possible in some of the Colonies directly under the control of 1120W Downing Street; and. if so, whether he will consider the advisability of drawing the attention of some Colonial Governments, such as East Africa, to the necessity of stimulating output in this direction?
§ Mr. LONG
The increased production of wheat is under the consideration of the Government of the East Africa Protectorate, and I understand that, as a preliminary measure to secure an adequate supply of seed wheat, the sale of wheat for milling purposes has been temporarily prohibited and a maximum price fixed for wheat sold for seed purposes. Very little wheat is grown in other British Colonies and Protectorates, and I fear that for climatic and other reasons it would not be feasible materially to increase the production.