Oral Answers to Questions — Strawberries (Growers' Prices).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 23rd June 1942.

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Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Chislehurst

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether his attention has been called to the disastrous position of the strawberry growers in the North-West Kent area, owing to the sudden commandeering of their crop at 7½d. a pound; and, in view of the fact that the growers were only aware of the fixed price two or three days ago and that it came into force on 22nd June, what immediate action he proposes to take?