HC Deb 27 November 1946 vol 430 c1611
61. Mrs. Middleton

asked the Minister of Food whether he will take steps to re-establish the control of the retail price for brussels sprouts, in view of the fact that the price of this commodity in the city of Plymouth has almost doubled since the control was removed.

Dr. Summerskill

My information is that the average retail price for brussels sprouts in the city of Plymouth during the past week has been about 7¼d. per lb. The last control price was 6½d. per lb. I can assure my hon. Friend that I am watching the position very closely, but I do not think there is cause for action yet.

Mrs. Middleton

Is my hon. Friend aware that since this Question was put on the Order Paper, the price of brussels sprouts in the city of Plymouth has fallen to a new low level?

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