HC Deb 15 November 1950 vol 480 cc164-5W
91. Air Commodore Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why 10,000 acres in Nigeria are to be planted with palm oil when the production of this crop in Malaya is considerably more.

Mr. J. Dugdale

The project in question, in which the Colonial Development Corporation has a part interest, is still under investigation. It is designed to improve the economy of this part of Nigeria, which depends at present on production from the wild palm. There is considerable scope for improvement in both yield and quality in Nigeria.

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