HC Deb 20 July 1955 vol 544 c42W
54. Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the Sugar Research Station in Mauritius was handed over to the private sugar industry from the ownership of the Government.

Mr. Hopkinson

The Government of Mauritius accepted the recommendation of a fact-finding committee appointed to examine this question, that, as has been the practice elsewhere with certain commodities, the Sugar Research Station should be transferred to an autonomous organisation in order that research into the problems of the Colony's key industry could be intensified.

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