HC Deb 18 January 1945 vol 407 c386W
Mr. Bartlett

asked the Minister of Food why Canadian apples have been sent to Somerset and other apple-growing districts when apples in other parts of Britain were in short supply.

Colonel Llewellin

Nearly all the imported apples were of dessert varieties. The bulk of the home-grown crop still remaining was of cooking varieties. It therefore seemed desirable to me to distribute the imports as far as practicable over the country as a whole.