§ Earl WINTERTON
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the tinned fruit sold in Expeditionary Force Canteens, for which there is an enormous demand, is almost exclusively of I United States origin; and if he can give 1571W directions that more Tasmanian, Canadian, and South African tinned fruit, of which there is only a small supply at canteens, shall be purchased and substituted for this foreign product?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The bulk of the tinned fruit sold in Expeditionary Force Canteens is Californian, such brands having, at present, many advantages, especially in regard to the method of packing. There is every desire to encourage the use of tinned fruit from the Dominions, but, apart from other considerations, the quantities obtainable at present are altogether inadequate.