HC Deb 01 May 1940 vol 360 cc713-4
53. Vice-Admiral Taylor

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is now in a position to make a statement on the increased sugar allowance to be used for the preservation of fruit by those who do not grow their own fruit but purchase it to make into jam?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The question of an increased allowance of sugar to persons who wish to purchase fruit for jam making is under consideration, and my Noble Friend hopes to make an announcement on the subject at an early date.

Sir A. Southby

In going into this matter will my hon. Friend consider the case of people who pick wild fruit in order to make jam?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd


Vice-Admiral Taylor

Is the hon. Member aware of the great importance of seeing that fruit shall not be wasted?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

It is our duty to see that as far as possible no part of the fruit crop is wasted.

Forward to