HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 cc1233-4W
Mr. R. Morgan

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is intended to impose any restriction on the importation into this country of oranges from Palestine?

Mr. Stanley

I understand that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has received certain suggestions for the regulation of supplies of oranges with a view to making the largest possible supply available at reasonable prices, and that these suggestions are under consideration. The importance of the United Kingdom market to the Palestine growers of oranges is, of course, fully appreciated.