Apples

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prices and Consumer Protection – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd February 1976.

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Photo of Mr Neil Marten Mr Neil Marten , Banbury 12:00 am, 2nd February 1976

As the Minister is, nevertheless, a member of the Government, is he aware that the Commission of the European Economic Community, and particularly the Dutch Government, are pressing for a curb, and even for a ban, on the importation of Southern Hemisphere apples from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand? Will he get his right hon. Friend to give an assurance that the British consumer will have an adequate tariff-free supply of Southern Hemisphere apples, rather than having to have the rather more expensive and rather dull Golden Delicious apples from the apple mountain?