§ Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the discussions on the future of the Fiji sugar industry presided over by the Governor.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The discussions presided over by the Governor have been devoted to the harvesting of the 1960 cane crop and have not been concerned with the future of the sugar industry in Fiji. Negotiations between the Colonial Sugar Refining Company and the Cane Growers on the 1960 crop were resumed on the 12th July. They met again yesterday (20th July) and negotiations are still in progress.