HC Deb 05 June 1940 vol 361 c857W
Mr. J. Morgan

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether it is his intention to restrict the issue of sugar for fruit preserving to only such varieties as gooseberries, currants and cooking plums, seeing that strawberries, raspberries, Victoria plums and like fruit are usable without sugar even when canned or jammed?

Mr. Boothby

It would be administratively impracticable to enforce a restriction on the lines suggested; the difference in the amounts of sugar required for jam-making and canning respectively will, however, be taken into account in fixing the allocations of sugar to jam manufacturers and the canning industry.