HC Deb 15 March 1948 vol 448 c1703
72. Mr. Molson

asked the President of the Board of Trade why, in view of the scarcity of dollar exchange, canned soups manufactured in Baltimore are being imported for sale in this country at 1s. 4½d. per 16 oz. can, when the normal price for British-produced soups is 10½d.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Mr. Belcher)

These imports, which are very small indeed, are made by private traders under the token import scheme. There is no statutory price control for tinned soups.