§ 25. Mr. ROSBOTHAM
asked the Minister of Agriculture what progress is being made with respect to the canning of British fruit and vegetables?
§ Dr. ADDISON
Six years ago the output of the home canning factories was negligible in amount; last year the total output was estimated as approaching 300,000 cwts. of fruit and vegetables; it is estimated that this figure will be doubled in 1931, and that much the greater part of this output will be packed under the National Mark. There are today no less than 44 firms actively engaged in canning home-grown fruit and vegetables in Great Britain. During the past 12 months the number has been increased by about 14 firms.
§ Mr. C. WILLIAMS
Can the right hon. Gentleman tell me what proportion of the figures he mentioned is fruit and what proportion is vegetables?