Raspberries (Price).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1941.

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Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in any scheme to control the price of raspberries, he will take into consideration the outlay of the producer, especially the cost of picking?

Major Lloyd George:

Yes, Sir. The price of raspberries will be controlled under the Soft Fruits (Maximum Prices) Order as from 20th July, 1941. The maximum growers' price of £47 10s. per ton was fixed after due consideration had been given to the representations of the growers regarding their costs including the cost of picking.

Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

Is not there a danger, if the price is fixed too low, that the fruit will not come on the legitimate market, but will be diverted to the black market?

Major Lloyd George:

That is why we consult with the growers and producers generally before we come to a decision as to what the price should be.