HC Deb 12 May 1952 vol 500 c852
37. Miss Burton

asked the Minister of Food if he will set up an independent horticultural commission to reorganise and develop the fruit and vegetable trade.

Dr. Hill

My right hon. and gallant Friend has just received, from the Retail Fruit Trade Federation, their proposals for the establishment of a horticultural commission which he will examine in consultation with his colleagues.

Miss Burton

As the Parliamentary Secretary has anticipated a supplementary question, may I ask if he does not agree with the suggestions put forward and would he in order to convince the housewife that he really wishes to reduce the cost of living put forward another one?

Dr. Hill

My right hon. and gallant Friend will consider very carefully the Report to which the hon. Lady has referred and the questions arising out of it.

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