§ 56. Mr. R. C. Morrison
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that home grown tomatoes are being sold at 6s. 6d. per pound; and whether he will make an order forthwith fixing a maximum price, in view of the fact that this has already been done in the case of imported tomatoes?
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Major Lloyd George)
English tomatoes are not yet in season, and prices are necessarily high. As the crop comes on to the market in increasing quantities in the next six weeks, prices are expected to fall substantially. The question whether in these circumstances a Price Control Order will be necessary is at present under consideration.