HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 cc107-8W
64. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action he is taking to persuade the people of Africa to go for quality rather than quantity in raising cattle; and what success has been attained in obtaining for export supplies of meat from East and Central Africa.

Mr. Creech Jones

The principle of quality rather than quantity is being constantly impressed upon the African stock-owner. Progress has naturally varied according to the standard of the people concerned, but in general it has been great and is increasing rapidly. In many African territories there is a steadily increasing demand for meat and this is absorbing available supplies. A canning factory is, however, being established in Tanganyika. The possibilities of increased production in Africa of meat and animal products for the United Kingdom market are being actively explored at this moment.