44. Mr. Acland
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to the effect of the civil war in Spain and the new duty on the supply of tomatoes to the poorer classes of the community; and what action he proposes to take?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
I am aware that imports of tomatoes from the Canary Islands this season have been less than in recent years. The new duty to which the hon. Member refers will not come into operation until 15th May, and will do no more than advance by two weeks the commencing date of the duty of 2d. per 1b.