HC Deb 06 June 1930 vol 239 c2576W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give any information as to the relative proportions of the total supplies of fruit and vegetables, shown separately, obtained from British orchards and gardens and those imported?


It has been estimated that in recent years the value of the home production of fruit in Great, Britain accounted for about 16 per cent. of the value of the total supplies of all kinds of fruit. If the comparison is limited to raw fruit of the kinds normally grown in this country the proportion represented by home produce is about 44 per cent. In the case of vegetables home production accounts for about 70 per cent. of the total supplies, or about 59 per cent. if potatoes are excluded information on this subject will be found in the Report on the Agricultural Output and Food Supplies of Great Britain recently issued by the Ministry.