§ Captain DOWER
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps, if any, are to be taken in the near future that will enable British West African Colonies to grant British cotton goods preferential treatment over Japanese in their markets?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
Sierra Leone and the Gambia have for more than a year past granted such preferences. Nigeria and the Gold Coast are at present precluded by international instruments from so doing.