HC Deb 21 February 1951 vol 484 c183W
30. Mr. F. Harris

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is giving consideration to the East African farmers' request for a maize price nearer the world market price, particularly in view of the rising costs.

Mr. J. Griffiths

I understand that the hon. Member is referring to recent discussions in Kenya, following which the Kenya Government have increased the price to producers for maize planted in 1950, with retrospective effect, from 25s. to 28s. 80 cents per 200 lb. of naked maize. This increase is based on evidence of increased costs submitted by responsible producers' organisations.

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