§ 106. Mr. W. Fletcher
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the average price paid by the West African Produce Control Board for cocoa for the crop year 1945–46 and for the crop year 1946–47 up to date.
Mr. Creech Jones
The price paid by the West African Produce Control Board is fixed each year and remains constant throughout the season. The price paid in the Gold Coast was £27 is. 4d. during the 1945–46 season and £51 6s. 8d. during the current season for cocoa delivered at railway buying stations. The Nigerian price last season was £27 10s. od. for Grade I cocoa and £26 1s. od. for Grade II ex scale at port of shipment, and this season was £50 0s. 0d. for Grade I and £47 10s 0d. for Grade II.