British Canned Foods.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 20th September 1939.

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Photo of Mr Samuel Rosbotham Mr Samuel Rosbotham , Ormskirk

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give the figures showing the quantity of fruit, vegetables and other food products canned in Great Britain during 1928; the relative quantities for the year 1938; and what are the prospects for the year 1939?

Photo of Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith , Petersfield

I regret that the information asked for in the first and second parts of the question is not available. As regards the last part of the question, no quantitative information is available, but since the fruit crop this year was considerably greater than that of last year, it is probable that the quantity of fruit canned will show a corresponding increase.

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

May I ask whether adequate supplies of sugar have been provided for these factories?