HC Deb 31 July 1931 vol 255 cc2628-9
22. Captain Sir GEORGE BOWYER

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any steps have been taken, in conjunction with the Empire Marketing Board, to advertise home-grown soft fruits by means of press advertisements or posters?


Yes, Sir. Advertisements have appeared in trade papers with regard to National Mark strawberries, and in a number of provincial and other papers. The poster set which appeared on Empire Marketing Board frames throughout the country for the three weeks ended 8th July included posters relating to home-grown soft fruits as a whole and National Mark strawberries, while for the succeeding period of three weeks the Board's frames were devoted exclusively to National Mark products, including canned home-grown fruits.

23. Sir G. BOWYER

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has any information as to the extent of this season's crop of home-grown soft fruits which has been dealt with by canning factories in this country?


I regret that the information asked for is not available.