§ Mr. B. SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the contract for the construction of Takoradi Harbour has now been satisfactorily completed; and whether any terms and conditions were laid down with the contractors which necessitated them purchasing materials and plant in Great Britain or other parts of the British Empire?
§ Mr. AMERY
The harbour was opened for public traffic on 3rd December, but it is too early yet to say that it has been finally completed as certain minor work remains to be done, and the contractors are bound to maintain the works for a period of six months after completion. A clause in the contract provided that all materials and machinery supplied by the contractors should be wholly of British manufacture.