HC Deb 12 November 1952 vol 507 cc51-2W
82 and 83. Mr. J. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) whether he will make a statement giving details of the expenditure planned from the £6,000,000 now available in the Uganda Coffee Price Assistance Fund, respectively, for the reorganisation of the industry; for projects of direct benefit to the Africans not provided for in the development programme; and loans to assist Africans in erecting and equipping new curing works;

(2) in view of the assurance he has given, that the representation on the Uganda Coffee Industry Board will be based on the interests concerned and not on racial groups as such, what proportion of the members of this board will be drawn from the African coffee producers who produce nearly 90 per cent. of the total output of the industry; and how will these representatives be chosen.

Mr. Lyttelton

These matters are still under discussion in Uganda and it may be some time before final decisions can be taken.