Mr. Rostron Duckworth
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can now make any statement on the information supplied to him by the Women's Voluntary Service and kindred organisations regarding the amount of jam which has actually been made from the soft fruit handled by these bodies with the aid of State sugar; and what has become of this jam?
Major Lloyd George
My Department has not called for a comprehensive return of the amount and varieties of jam made in the 5,000 odd co-operative fruit preservation centres which have been 2129W organised in rural districts by various women's voluntary organisations. A complete report and analysis of the preserves made in these centres will be presented to the Ministry at the end of the season. All the jam that has been made (other than sub-standard jam, which may be sold outside the ration to schools and hospitals for children) either remains in stock or has been sold to the trade against vouchers for distribution as part of the preserves ration.