HC Deb 23 June 1948 vol 452 c139W
65. Mr. Donner

asked the Minister of Food what is the total expenditure incurred so far in connection with the Tanganyika groundnuts scheme; and how this compares with the original estimate of cost per acre, and separately, per ton.

Mr. Strachey

Advances to the Overseas Food Corporation, required principally for development of the East African Groundnut Scheme, but also for the Queensland Development, amounted to £12 million up to 11th June, 1948. The accounts of the Corporation to be laid before Parliament will show how these and subsequent advances within the accounting period have been spent. Until these accounts have been prepared the kinds of comparison contemplated in the second part of the Question cannot be made.

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