§ 72. Mr. W. Fletcher
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to remedy the hold-up of groundnuts in the Kano district by shipping spare parts for locomotives to that area; and what is the total value of such spare parts received in West Africa in the last six months of 1947.
Mr. Creech Jones
Since 1945 all indents received from the Nigerian Railways for locomotive spare parts have been treated as urgent and every effort is being made to speed up deliveries. The value of the locomotive spare parts delivered in Nigeria during the six months ending December, 1947, was £86,000.