HC Deb 11 May 1953 vol 515 c63W
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.