HC Deb 12 December 1955 vol 547 cc137-8W
110. Mr. Iremonger

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what consultations he is having with other Departments about the future of the copra industry in the South-west Pacific territories which will be affected by the termination in 1957 of the 1948 Ministry of Food contract.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Arrangements for the marketing of copra in the South-West Pacific territories after the termination on 31st December, 1957, of the Ministry of Food contract are primarily a matter for the local Governments concerned. Consultations are taking place at present with producers and merchants. United Kingdom Departments are available for consultations as necessary.