HC Deb 08 December 1952 vol 509 c29
36. Mr. P. Wells

asked the Minister of Food if he is satisfied that adequate storage and processing facilities exist in this country to deal with the present acreage of fruit.

Dr. Hill

Existing storage and processing facilities are thought to be adequate for a normal fruit crop from the present acreage. In times of glut the need for, and so the adequacy of, such facilities will, of course, depend on public demand for fruit and fruit products.

Mr. Wells

How does the hon. Gentleman explain the constant waste of fruit that takes place even during an average cropping year?

Dr. Hill

The Question relates to storage and processing. I suggest that the hon. Gentleman should put a separate Question down.