§ Dr. Summerskill
Our imports of bananas are increasing and by longterm contracts and in other ways we are doing what we can to increase them still further. At present, however, the supplies we can get amount to little more than half the pre-war quantity and I am afraid that it may be some time before we have a full supply.
§ Sir Henry Morris-Jones
Would the right hon. Lady make a special effort to get more fruit into this country between now and our own fruit growing season in view of the general scarcity of fruit?
§ Mr. Austin
Is my right hon. Friend aware that, in accordance with evidence which I have submitted to her Department, children in the St. John's Wood area, as one example, are not getting the bananas intended for them, and.will she do something about it?
§ Sir H. Morris-Jones
May I take it from the right hon. Lady's answer that she regards the banana as a vegetable and not a fruit?