§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to increase the supply of gari in Nigeria; why a shortage exists; whether he is aware that alternative main foodstuffs are scarce and expensive; and to what extent the price fixed by the food control authorities has adversely affected the supply.
§ Colonel Stanley
I have received no recent report indicating that there is a shortage of gari or other alternative main foodstuffs in Nigeria at the present time. I propose to ask the Governor for a report on the position, and I will communicate with the hon. Member in due course.