HC Deb 15 April 1935 vol 300 c1583
13. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the state of the market of peas grown for canning; and whether he has any statement to make especially with reference to the importation of Japanese and other peas?


I am aware that the price of peas generally has fallen recently. With regard to the last part of the question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given on 4th March to my hon. Friend the Member for Horncastle (Mr. Haslam), of which I am sending him a copy.

Viscountess ASTOR

Will the right hon. Gentleman do something to bring to the notice of pea growers in this country that the peas grown are too large and that if they were smaller, like the peas grown in France, we could compete with anybody?

Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

Will the right hon. Gentleman draw the attention of canners to Lincolnshire peas which they will find to be of the right variety?


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many people will be glad to have peas whether they are large or small?