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Consumer Goods

Volume 440: debated on Wednesday 16 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether there has been any improvement during the last six months in the supply of consumer goods, especially textiles, for the West African Colonies; and whether provisions have been made to increase such applies in the near future.

Generally speaking, there has not been any material improvement, but now that private trading has been resumed I doubt if there are any special provisions which His Majesty's Government can make in the matter. Increased supplies of consumer goods for the West African Colonies, as for other markets, will depend upon a general increase in production for export.