HC Deb 08 May 1941 vol 371 c985W
Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food his plans for drying vegetables this summer?

Major Lloyd George

The expert advice I have received with regard to the drying of perishable summer vegetables is that so large a proportion of the food value of the resultant product is lost when any of the processes now operated on a commercial scale are employed, that further development on these lines would not be justified in existing circumstances. My Department is, however, keeping in close touch with the experimental work which is being carried out on this subject, and, should this work lead to improved technical methods, steps will be taken to develop them on a commercial scale.