HC Deb 27 March 1950 vol 473 cc22-3
30. Mrs. Castle

asked the Minister of Food when a further supply of sultanas will be available in the shops.

Mr. Webb

Largely because of the poor Australian crop last year sultanas will be very scarce for the next few months. At present we are allocating to individual areas in turn all we get. Later in the year I hope to have enough fruit to distribute some in all parts of the country.

Mrs. Castle

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the currants at present available in the shops are tending to hang fire because the housewife cannot get sultanas to mix with them, and will he do his best to get the maximum quantity of sultanas in the shops?

Mr. Webb

Perhaps my hon. Friend will take me out to see a sultana hanging fire.