Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any assistance is being given to the copra industry in the Fiji Islands and generally in the Pacific Island territories, either under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act or otherwise; and what is the present price paid to copra growers in the Fiji Islands and the British Solomon Islands Protectorates as com- 1056W pared with the average price paid in the immediate pre-war years?
§ Mr. George Hall
The matter is now under active consideration and I will communicate with my hon. Friend.