asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what steps are being taken to make available sugar to preserve strawberries and raspberries, the cultivation of which is such an important item in many parts of Scotland; and whether he appreciates the fact that plums are of relatively little importance, compared with strawberries and raspberries, to Scottish producers?
§ Mr. Boothby
Allocations of sugar to jam manufacturers and fruit canners are being made immediately. Sugar has also been made available for the preservation of fruit grown by householders. The answer to the second part of the Question is in the affirmative.