§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether his Ministry, in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, will set up a committee to ascertain, before next season, the approximate cost of production and the approximate date of commencement of picking of strawberries in the various areas in the country?
§ Mr. Mabane
My Noble Friend is unable to accept my hon. Friend's proposal. The procedure followed in fixing strawberry prices was explained in the reply given to his Question on 14th July and no reason is known why a decision to modify it should be taken at the present time.