HC Deb 05 July 1939 vol 349 c1332W
Major Carver

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what are the nature of the steps he proposes to take to provide inducements to large jam manufacturers and fruit preservers to increase their stocks at the present time in the national interest?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

As I have stated previously, I should not propose to use the powers contained in the Essential Commodities Reserves Act for the creation of a reserve of jams or canned fruit, having regard to the necessity for obtaining the best food value possible for the money expended. I have, however, emphasised that manufacturers and traders are doing a national service at the present time in increasing their stocks so far as their individual circumstances permit.