§ 36 and 37. Mr. Turton
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) how many European firms were engaged in the export or locally-woven Nigerian cloth before the ban was introduced; and what was the stock of locally-woven Nigerian cloth held by European firms at that time;
(2) how many African traders are engaged in the production of Adire cloth for export; and how many African traders are engaged in the production of locally-woven Nigerian cloth; and whether he will now encourage African traders by the dis- 180W continuance of the ban on the export of locally-woven Nigerian cloth.
§ Mr. George Hall
I am consulting the Governor of Nigeria on the matter and will communicate with the hon.. Member as soon as I have the Governor's reply.