§ 36. Viscount ELMLEY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can give an assurance that there will be no alteration in the amount or incidence of the duty on soft fruits during the month of August or subsequently during this year?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Duff Cooper)
No, Sir. 1097 My Noble Friend will appreciate that the Government cannot give advance undertakings in regard to these or any other commodities as it is impossible to foresee all the contingencies which might arise.