HC Deb 01 August 1951 vol 491 c194W
Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that the Food Produce Working Committee in Malaya has recommended a co-operative method of marketing produce as a means of preventing further rises in prices; and what action he is taking to implement this recommendation.

Mr. J. Griffiths

A Local Produce Working Committee, set up by the Singapore Government to consider Singapore's food supplies, has included in its recommendations the introduction of cooperative methods of marketing produce as a means of reducing prices.

This recommendation formed an integral part of a comprehensive scheme drawn up by the Committee. This scheme was, however, expressed in general terms. An officer has been appointed to undertake a thorough investigation into the implications of the scheme as a whole and submit detailed plans to the Singapore Government.

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