HC Deb 19 February 1951 vol 484 cc126-7W
63. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Food why, since no evidence of any substantial increase in the cost of production has been produced by the growers of colonial and other suppliers of coffee, the prices for 1950–51 and 1952 crops have been increased by an average of 100 per cent.

Mr. Webb

These prices were increased in exchange for the right to re-sell the coffee to earn dollars.