HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 c161W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent the schemes of bulk purchases and storage in the Gold Coast are also being considered or adopted in other West African colonies.

Mr. J. Griffiths

All the West African Governments appreciate the importance of encouraging production of foodstuffs for local consumption. In Sierre Leone a scheme for the purchase at guaranteed price and storage of rice, the staple food, is to be introduced shortly. In the Gambia the Government is considering the establishment of marketing boards for two staple foodstuffs, rice and millet.