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 to1380W receive a supply shortly, probably immediately following the present distribution of oranges in that area.