HC Deb 16 July 1942 vol 381 cc1347-8
33. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food why, in view of the fact that retail prices of the various sorts of plums have been announced, the growers' price has not been announced, and will he announce it forthwith?

Mr. Mabane

Growers' prices of plums were announced at the same time and in the same Press notice as the wholesale and retail prices. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the relevant Press notice issued by my Department.

Sir W. Smithers

Will the hon. Gentleman have a look at that Press notice? Farmers may be uneducated, but they cannot find the growers' prices in that notice, and this delay causes great uncertainty among the growers, who do not know yet.

Mr. Mabane

I will look into that.