Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons on 11th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

The lower cash margins of plums are calculated to reflect the abundance of the heavy crop and the increased turnover resulting for the distributor. With regard to transport allowances, the maximum for apples is higher than that for plums because the transport of apples requires the use of heavier containers and the allowances are calculated with reference to the net weight of fruit. I have no reason to think that any further revision of these sale margins and transport rates is called for.