HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 c211W
Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to create a Tanganyika development corporation to administer ex-enemy estates on the lines of the Cameroons development corporation.

Mr. J. Griffiths

The development corporation system adopted in the Cameroons, where ex-enemy property consisted mainly of large and more or less contiguous one-crop plantations formerly managed by companies, is not appropriate to Tanganyika conditions where ex-enemy property consists of numerous scattered farms, some of them quite small, developed for varying purposes from mixed farming to single-crop production.