§ Miss Vickers
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether Her Majesty's Government will agree to end the preference on bananas to the Southern Cameroons after 30th September, 1963, in order to help the economy of Jamaica and the Windward Islands, and so ensure an adequate standard of living for the peasant growers of bananas there.
§ Mr. Chapman
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will bring to an early end the preference on bananas enjoyed by the Southern Cameroons; and whether his proposals on this matter have been fully discussed with Governments in the West Indies.
§ Mr. Green
The matter is being urgently considered but, as no decision has yet been reached, the second part of the Question does not arise. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies, and I are aware of the views of the Governments of Jamaica and of the Windward Islands. Full account will be taken of them along with all other relevant factors.13W