HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 c2129W
Major Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food, in how many cases in Scotland have garden produce committees been formed in the terms of the Ministry of Food pamphlet "Disposal of Surplus Garden Produce in Scotland, 1941"; and whether he is satisfied with the arrangements which have been made for the marketing of surplus fruit and vegetables from Scottish gardens and allotments?

Major Lloyd George

All food control committees in Scotland have been asked to appoint garden produce committees in districts where it is considered, in the light of local knowledge, that the disposal of surplus fruit and vegetables from private gardens and allotments is likely to present any difficulty. I am unable to state, without longer notice, how many such committees have been appointed. So far as I know the arrangements have been satisfactory, but I have asked for a report and will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend as soon as possible.