Carrots (Price).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 16th December 1941.

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Photo of Major Goronwy Owen Major Goronwy Owen , Caernarvonshire

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food why the farmer receives only 5s. 6d. per cwt., unwashed, and 6s. per cwt., washed, for carrots, while the retail price to the consumer is 18s. 8d. per cwt. and 23s. 4d. per cwt.; into whose pockets does the difference go; and whether, as this is a case of profiteering on the part of some intermediary, he will consider giving to the farmer a larger return for this produce?