HC Deb 07 July 1948 vol 453 c373
50. Mr. Spence

asked the Minister of Food to whom the secondary wholesale profit on tomatoes is payable in area 6 in respect of home-grown tomatoes sold under the provisions of S.R. & O., No. 828, between 12th July and 22nd August.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Dr. Edith Summerskill)

Under the Tomatoes Order, 1948, which has now been revoked, the secondary wholesale margin was payable to the trader who bought from a primary wholesaler or from a selling agent acting on behalf of the grower.

Mr. Spence

Can the hon. Lady say whether additional profits go back to the grower or are reflected in a lower price to the consumer?

Dr. Summerskill

There is no control now of any kind. The Order has been revoked.