HC Deb 04 July 1951 vol 489 c223W
73. Mr. J. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what schemes the Overseas Food Corporation have in project for the Kilombero Valley area of Tanganyika; and why the Corporation is assuming powers to alienate land in this area for private farmers.

Mr. Dugdale

None. The Corporation has merely agreed to help the Tanganyika Government in its survey of this area by lending some of its experts provided they are available at the time required. The Corporation has no interest in or control over any land in this area. This is a matter for the Tanganyika Government, who have as yet come to no conclusion on the use to which this land may eventually be put.