HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 c2090W
Sir W. Smiles

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what definite pledge has been given to planters in Africa who are increasing the area of their land under flax, that they will be safeguarded from a heavy fall in the price of flax during the two years following the cessation of hostilities?

Mr. M. MacDonald

No pledge on the lines referred to in my hon. Friend's Question has been given to flax growers in Africa.