HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 cc1470-1
49. Sir G. Harvie-Watt

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has taken steps to help fruit growers in having their perishable crops transported to markets in the north in time for morning sales and so avoid deterioration and waste.

Mr. T. Williams

The transport of perishable crops is a matter for arrangement between the fruit growers and the transport agencies concerned, but I should be willing to look into any special difficulties if the hon. and learned Member will supply me with particulars.

Sir G. Harvie-Watt

Is there any prospect of getting back to the pre-war system of running special trains from the growing districts to convey the crops to cities in the north like Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow?

Mr. Williams

That is a question for the Minister of Transport.