Blackberries (Jam Making).

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

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Photo of General Sir George Jeffreys General Sir George Jeffreys , Petersfield

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the fact that the shortage of the fruit crop this year may be as much as 50 per cent., he will stimulate the autumnal collection of blackberries for jam-making by a special grant of sugar?

Major Lloyd George:

The possibility of making special arrangements for the collection of blackberries is under consideration. The shortage in the fruit crop will in any event stimulate the collection of blackberries for jam making and it is not proposed to make a special grant of sugar for this purpose.

Photo of Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson , Birmingham Handsworth

Will my hon. and gallant Friend consult with the Board of Education on the question of getting children to collect blackberries in the autumn?

Major Lloyd George:

We have consulted with the Board of Education on that point.