HC Deb 30 November 1949 vol 470 cc1145-6
52. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Food what imports of onions he expects to receive from Poland before the end of 1949.

Dr. Summerskill

These are private trade imports and I am unable to estimate what quantity will be received during the remainder of this year.

Major Legge-Bourke

Is not the right hon. Lady aware that very little has come in under the Anglo-Polish Trade Agreement? Will she give us some indication whether there is to be a flood before the end of the year, and if so, could she say how it will affect the home grower?

Dr. Summerskill

The hon. and gallant Gentleman comes from an onion area, I believe, and will know that the production of onions is very small this year as compared with last year. I am sure that he will also know that the principal source of supply is not Poland but the Netherlands.

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