HC Deb 17 May 1956 vol 552 c2184
7. Mr. N. Pannell

asked the President of the Board of Trade the tonnage of citrus fruits imported into this country from British West Indies, the United States of America and Israel, respectively, in 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

As the Answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Pannell

Whilst awaiting those figures, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether either the United States of America or Israel subsidises the export of citrus fruits either directly or indirectly?

Mr. Thorneycroft

That raises a different question. Perhaps my hon. Friend will put it down.

Following are the figures: