HC Deb 01 May 1950 vol 474 cc166-7W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the reasons for reducing the price paid to Nigerian farmers for groundnuts to £20 per ton as fixed by the Nigerian Groundnut Marketing Board; and as the price at which the Ministry of Food have guaranteed to purchase under the three-year agreement, is fixed at £53 per ton, how the difference between these two figures is made up as to costs of transport including shipping, port handling, etc.

Mr. J. Griffiths

The reasons for the Board's decision were explained at length in their announcement published in the Nigeria Gazette on 9th March last, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy. As regards the latter part of the Question, it will be necessary to await publication of the Annual Report and Accounts of the Board.

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