HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 c270W
Colonel Carver

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that early strawberries are already being sold at very high prices; and whether he will consider making arrangements for better use to be made of greenhouse space?

Mr. Hudson

I have already made arrangements under which strawberry growing in glasshouses is limited to "catch cropping" and is not allowed to interfere with the production of food crops. This is no doubt the reason for the high prices.