Plums (Growers' Prices).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 16th July 1942.

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Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Chislehurst

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food why, in view of the fact that retail prices of the various sorts of plums have been announced, the growers' price has not been announced, and will he announce it forthwith?

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

Growers' prices of plums were announced at the same time and in the same Press notice as the wholesale and retail prices. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the relevant Press notice issued by my Department.

Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Chislehurst

Will the hon. Gentleman have a look at that Press notice? Farmers may be uneducated, but they cannot find the growers' prices in that notice, and this delay causes great uncertainty among the growers, who do not know yet.

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

I will look into that.