HC Deb 10 May 1944 vol 399 c1928W
Mr. De la S¸re

asked the Minister of Food whether, in connection with the marketing of gooseberries for the forthcoming season, he will consider giving an open market to the growers for a period prior to pre-emption in the same manner as was affected in the case of strawberries last year.

Colonel Llewellin

As the circumstances in which the two crops named can be picked are not comparable, I am afraid I am unable to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion.