HC Deb 23 January 1918 vol 101 c997W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether the decision with regard to the refusal of sugar supplies to fruit growers will be reconsidered with a view to avoiding the waste of labour and transportation involved in a system of collection of fruit to centres and redistribution in the form of jam; whether he will see that the public are advised at an early date that such sugar as may be available will be distributed equitably between growers of fruit and manufacturers of jam; and whether he will consider, in order to avoid discrimination in favour of fruit growers, a system requiring the marketing and distributing all jam made above a certain fixed ration per member of the household?


The problem of preserving the largest possible quantity of homegrown fruit is being closely investigated by the Food Controller, in consultation with the Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Sugar Supply. Lord Rhondda hopes to make an announcement on the subject in the course of next week.

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