HC Deb 15 March 1955 vol 538 cc116-8W
Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what renewed applications have been received from African co-operatives since 1950 for leave to grow and market Virginian flue-cured tobacco; whether such applications will continue to be opposed by the Government of Northern Rhodesia; and on what grounds.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

No such application has been received since 1950. The Northern Rhodesia Government is not opposed to such applications and any they receive will be considered on their merits.