HC Deb 16 August 1916 vol 85 c1859
65. Sir W. ESSEX

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has been able to provide enough sugar to meet the requirements of fruit preservers, jam makers, etc.; or, if not, by what percentage does he estimate his shortened supply will necessitate their lessened purchases of the oncoming fruit crop of this year?


Such arrangements have been made as will enable those who preserve upon a commercial scale to preserve the home-grown fruit up to their full capacity, provided that they pulp the fruit for which sugar is not immediately available and await the additional supplies which will be placed at their disposal later. These arrangements have been made in consultation with representatives of the preservers, and are, it is believed, quite satisfactory to the trade.