HC Deb 25 June 1952 vol 502 c179W
65. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Nigerian oil palm mills are under private African ownership; and how many under Government ownership.

Mr. Lyttelton

Fifty-seven oil palm mills are at present in operation in Nigeria. Forty-seven are owned by the Regional Production Development Boards, three by the Cameroons Development Corporation, one by the West African Oil Palm Research Institute and six by Africans.

Of these six, three are owned by private companies, two by private individuals and one by a co-operative society.