§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether present estimates of food and money crops in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland are adequate for 1953.
§ Mr. Lyttelton,
pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 25th February, 1953; Vol. 511, c. 2094], supplied the following information:
Food crops in Nyasaland in 1953 are likely to be adequate. There may be a shortage of maize in Northern Rhodesia, but it is hoped to make this good by importing from Nyasaland. Production of the main economic crops is expected to be satisfactory.