HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1249W
Mr. Isaacs

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether his attention has been called to the price of French walnuts per bag of 4s. 9d. on 5th November, 1938, as compared with the price of 8s. on the same date this year; and to what cause he attributes this large increase in the price of this commodity?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The high price of French walnuts at the beginning of November was due to a temporary shortage of supplies. More recently, however, supplies have been heavier and the present price of French walnuts is from 5s. to 6s. per bag, according to quality, or little more than in November last year.