§ Sir R. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the resolution recently passed by the legislative council of Antigua requesting that no quota should be imposed on the production of Antigua sugar, and pointing out that the island would be in grave danger of becoming a distressed area if its principal industry were thus restricted; and whether steps were taken by him to consult Antiguan sugar producers before the British policy of restriction was decided upon?
§ Mr. Ormsby-Gore
I have been informed by the Governor of the passing of a resolution but have not yet received its text. As to the latter part of the question I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given to the hon. Member for Birkenhead, West (Lieut.-Colonel Sandeman Allen) on 24th February and to the hon. Member for Stourbridge (Mr. Morgan) on 10th March. The committee referred to in the latter question includes gentlemen appointed to represent the West Indies, including Antigua.