HC Deb 08 November 1944 vol 404 cc1379-80W
Mr. D. Scott

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that while the Yorkshire area has had a recent allocation of eating apples, the Northumberland area, including Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is without dessert apples of any description and has only very limited supplies of inferior Irish cookers available; and what steps he intends to take to ensure better distribution of applies in this area, which has had little fruit this year.

Colonel Llewellin

The distribution of imported apples is determined by the port of arrival. I hope that shipping arrangements will permit the Northern area to receive a supply shortly, probably immediately following the present distribution of oranges in that area.