HC Deb 15 February 1966 vol 724 c224W
Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether she will take steps to encourage and assist the producers of goods in the Windward Islands, including rush matting, edible delicatessen, exotic fruits, spices, arrowroot, sea-island cotton, and veneer timbers, in forming a joint marketing organisation in the United Kingdom and other market centres, with a view to giving publicity to the great range of desirable products available, and increasing sales of them.

Mrs. White

The Windward Islands already have at their disposal the services of official and commercial organisations experienced in the marketing of tropical products and, with regard to those named, there are established marketing arrangements for arrowroot, spices and sea-island cotton. My Department is always ready to respond as helpfully as possible to requests from Colonial Governments for advice and assistance in such matters.