Brussels Sprouts

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1946.

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Photo of Mrs Lucy Middleton Mrs Lucy Middleton , Plymouth, Sutton 12:00 am, 27th November 1946

asked the Minister of Food whether he will take steps to re-establish the control of the retail price for brussels sprouts, in view of the fact that the price of this commodity in the city of Plymouth has almost doubled since the control was removed.

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

My information is that the average retail price for brussels sprouts in the city of Plymouth during the past week has been about 7¼d. per lb. The last control price was 6½d. per lb. I can assure my hon. Friend that I am watching the position very closely, but I do not think there is cause for action yet.

Photo of Mrs Lucy Middleton Mrs Lucy Middleton , Plymouth, Sutton

Is my hon. Friend aware that since this Question was put on the Order Paper, the price of brussels sprouts in the city of Plymouth has fallen to a new low level?