HC Deb 25 July 1950 vol 478 c230
28. Mr. D. Marshall

asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the figure to the latest available dates as to the unemployment in the producing side of the soft fruit industry.

Mr. Issacs

I regret that this information is not available.

Mr. Marshall

Is the Minister aware that there is a good deal of unemployment caused by the fact that home produced soft fruit is not being used? Will he consult with the Minister of Food on this matter, so that the unemployment does not increase?

Mr. Isaacs

Our problem is one of designating accurately the people employed exclusively in the soft fruit industry. People employed in this branch of horticulture sometimes pick soft fruit and sometimes hard fruit. I do not know if they deal with nuts.

Captain Crookshank

Nuts are on the right hon. Gentleman's side.