HC Deb 17 July 1941 vol 373 cc732-3
61. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the fact that the shortage of the fruit crop this year may be as much as 50 per cent., he will stimulate the autumnal collection of blackberries for jam-making by a special grant of sugar?

Major Lloyd George

The possibility of making special arrangements for the collection of blackberries is under consideration. The shortage in the fruit crop will in any event stimulate the collection of blackberries for jam making and it is not proposed to make a special grant of sugar for this purpose.

Commander Locker-Lampson

Will my hon. and gallant Friend consult with the Board of Education on the question of getting children to collect blackberries in the autumn?

Major Lloyd George

We have consulted with the Board of Education on that point.