HC Deb 01 March 1938 vol 332 c900
30. Mr. De la Bère

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will assure the House that, before the suggested reduction in duty is effected on the Colonial and American types of canned fruits, due regard will be given to the security of market required by the English canned fruits, in order that the English fruit-canning industry may not be prejudicially affected thereby?

Captain Wallace

I can assure my hon. Friend that due regard will be given to the representations received from the English canned fruits industry in any discussions that may affect it.

Mr. De la Bère

Will the Minister bear in mind the essential point that the home producer should receive a preference over the overseas producer, especially the home producer in the Vale of Evesham?

Captain Wallace

All relevant considerations will be borne in mind.