§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
asked the Minister of Agriculture how the proposed scheme for applying the National Mark to English-grown canned fruits, peas, and beans will affect Empire produce; and whether there is any other marking scheme which covers the latter?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The National Mark scheme for canned fruits and vegetables applies only to produce grown and canned in England and Wales, its object being to stimulate demand and widen the market for these home products. I cannot say what effect, if any, the scheme will have on canned produce from other parts of the Empire which, so far as I am aware, is not the subject of any marking scheme administered in this country.