HC Deb 25 April 1958 vol 586 c109W
Mr. Gough

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in view of the recent announcement by the Pyrethrum Board of Kenya to growers that licences for growing this crop will be reduced in the coming year, whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd,

pursuant to the reply of the Under-Secretary of State [OFFICIAL REPORT, 13th March, 1958; Vol. 584, c. 68], supplied the following information:

Owing to an accumulated surplus of unsold pyrethrum and to increasing difficulties in marketing the crop, the Pyrethrum Board of Kenya has decided to restrict production. Licences for the coming year will be issued largely on the basis of growers' production over the past two seasons. Any crop in excess of the amount licensed will be bought by the Board at reduced prices.

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