HC Deb 13 December 1950 vol 482 cc1157-8
67. Mr. Lambert

asked the Minister of Food if he will now make it obligatory for cider makers clearly to state on the labels of cider bottles if the cider is made from foreign apples, pulp or juice.

Mr. Webb

It would, I am afraid, be impracticable to adopt this proposal, because it could not be enforced—and, anyway, I am averse to introducing needless controls.

Mr. Lambert

As the Minister will not protect the drinkers of cider and the producers of cider apples, will be prevent any cider apple juice or pulp being imported into this country while there is a g[...]ut of apples at home?

Mr. Webb

I could not give that guarantee.

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