§ 7. Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what he is doing to encourage the development of the British gooseberry industry. 
§ Mr. Jack
My hon. Friend's giant question deserves a giant answer. He may be interested to know that at one time the big gooseberry season was put to the time of year that Members of Parliament thought was a dull time for journalists. On a serious note, I can tell him that with help from the Ministry, the East Malling research station has developed a new large red desert gooseberry which my hon. Friend will find to his taste with when it comes on to the market later this year.
§ Mr. Tony Banks
Would not this be a safer place in which to work if hon. Members spent more time eating gooseberries rather than goosing.
§ Mr. Jack
There is a growing demand—[Interruption.] I was almost tempted to say that perhaps that question came from a gooseberry fool, but I shall return to the thrust of my argument. The supermarkets have shown great interest in having more supplies of gooseberries. Once that is achieved, all will benefit from it.