HC Deb 31 January 1940 vol 356 c1170W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the price per cwt. of cocoa to West African producers; and the market price in Britain on 1st August, 1939, and 1st January, 1940, or the nearest convenient dates?

Mr. M. MacDonald

On 1st August, 1939, the price of cocoa delivered at port in the Gold Coast was approximately 12s. a cwt. The cocoa then being bought is sold in foreign markets, mainly in the United States of America, and there is no regular market in this country. The prices on 2nd January, 1940, were approximately 16s. and 31s. 6d. respectively.