HC Deb 06 May 1943 vol 389 c305
68. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is now in a position to make a statement in connection with the fixation of soft-fruit prices?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Mr. Mabane)

Yes, Sir, An Order prescribing maximum prices for soft fruits will, it is expected, be made this week and will operate as from Monday next, 10th May. A statement is being issued to-day as to the maximum growers' prices and maximum wholesale and retail prices which will be prescribed in the Order. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.

Mr. De la Bère

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind the needs of the small producers, in view of the difficulties they found last year?

Mr. Mabane

Their needs have been particularly borne in mind.