asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Colonial Marketing Board have under consideration any scheme for increasing the sales of fresh limes by advertising or other methods; and, if so, when it is likely to be commenced?
Mr. M. MacDonald
The Colonial Empire Marketing Board is at present engaged on a comprehensive survey of the trade in limes and lime products from the Colonial Empire, particularly the West Indies. I expect to receive their report very shortly. The initiation of any scheme for improved marketing of limes must, however, await consideration of this report by the Colonial Governments concerned. I may add that the Governor of Jamaica has recently appointed a Marketing Officer in the United Kingdom for fruits and vegetables (including limes).