HC Deb 08 December 1931 vol 260 c1688
120. Lord SCONE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give instructions that imports of raspberry pulp shall in future appear separately in the Board of Trade Returns, in view of the fact that such imports are making it impossible for the home grower to obtain an economic price for his produce?


It has recently been decided that, as from the commencement of next year, the general import heading "Fruit not liable to duty as such and fruit pulp, preserved without sugar—other than canned or bottled," shall be sub-divided so as to distinguish (1) Strawberries, (2) Blackcurrants, and (3) Other sorts. Consideration will be given to making provision for the separate enumeration of other descriptions of fruits, should the imports during 1932 be large enough to justify further subdivision of the heading.


May I urge upon the hon. Gentleman the necessity of including raspberries?