§ 39. Mr. Edmund Harvey
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies why the ban on the export of palm kernels from Nigeria has been reimposed as from the 24th October last; and what measures have been taken, or are in contemplation, for the relief of the growers in the districts where export has been prohibited?
§ Mr. George Hall
The prohibition of the purchase for export of palm kernels in certain areas of Nigeria has not been re-imposed since it was suspended in May last. The second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.
§ Mr. Harvey
Would my hon. Friend consider, in view of the difficulties of the growers, the formation of a board like the Cocoa Board to control palm kernels and the stabilisation of prices in the interests of the growers?