HC Deb 04 July 1949 vol 466 cc1774-5
39. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Food what limitation there now is of the quantity of sugar available for jam manufacture; and if he will give an assurance that he will replace in full the sugar allotted to jam manufacturers during the last eight-week period but one, but not in fact delivered.

Dr. Summerskill

Sugar is being released at the rate of 200,000 tons a year and we have agreed to hold a further 7,000 tons in reserve for the industry in 1949 if we find that they need it. I have received no complaints that manufacturers were unable to obtain delivery of the sugar allotted to them for the last eight-week period but one, but if the hon. Member knows of any case in which this has happened, I shall be glad to look into it.

Mr. De la Bère

Would the right hon. Lady be good enough to have a talk with me on this very important matter? I can give her a lot of useful information.

Dr. Summerskill

I am always ready to help the hon. Gentleman when he is reasonable.

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