Orange Juice

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1959.

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Photo of Mr Michael Cliffe Mr Michael Cliffe , Shoreditch and Finsbury 12:00 am, 27th July 1959

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what is the method of buying employed by his Department for purchases of concentrated orange juice from Israel destined for the Welfare Foods Scheme;

(2) what percentage of his Department's purchases of concentrated orange juice from Israel for the Welfare Foods Scheme is made through the Citrus and Canned Products Association of Israel and their London agents, S. and S. Services Limited.

Photo of Mr John Hare Mr John Hare , Sudbury and Woodbridge

All the concentrated orange juice bought by my Ministry from approved factories in Israel, for the Welfare Foods Service, has been purchased under contracts made with the Citrus and Canned Products Association of Israel, of which most of the canners are members.

Photo of Mr Michael Cliffe Mr Michael Cliffe , Shoreditch and Finsbury

Question No. 39 refers quite specifically to the percentage of trade conducted through S. and S. Services Limited. Will the Minister answer that?

Photo of Mr John Hare Mr John Hare , Sudbury and Woodbridge

If the hon. Gentleman reads my Answer, he will see that I said that the contracts have been made with the Citrus and Canned Products Association of Israel, of which most canners are members. It has all been done through the Association.

Photo of Mr Michael Cliffe Mr Michael Cliffe , Shoreditch and Finsbury

In view of that Answer, which I rather expected, after having correspondence with the Ministry, I wish to say that I am very perturbed by the methods now being adopted and that I shall take an early opportunity to raise the matter on the Adjournment.