HC Deb 13 November 1930 vol 244 cc1868-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the total quantities of soft fruit imported from foreign countries during the years 1928, 1929, and the first 10 months of the year 1930, respectively?


The only soft fruits for which separate particulars of imports are available from the official trade returns are raw currants, gooseberries and strawberries, and the following table shows the total quantities of these fruits imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland and registered during the years 1928 and 1929, and the first 10 months of 1930, as consigned from foreign countries.

Description. 1928. 1929. Jan. to Oct., 1930.
Cwts. Cwts. Cwts.
Raw currants 109,090 141,061 122,568
Raw gooseberries 31.080 14,785 28,196
Raw strawberries 78,490 79,472 67,667