§ Major WHELER
asked the Food Controller whether the maximum control price of 9d. per pound is to apply to all kinds of apples, including recognised classes of dessert apples; and, if so, whether he will reconsider his decision with a view to decontrolling dessert apples of certain recognised quality, such as, for instance, Beauty of Bath, now ready, and Cox's Orange Pippins?
The answer to the first part is in the affirmative. The question of apple prices is under discussion with the Board of Agriculture, but I see grave difficulty in adopting the suggestion made by the hon. and gallant Member.