HC Deb 19 July 1946 vol 425 cc273-4W
Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that imported vegetables and soft fruits are packed in non-returnable crates with adequate paper wrapping, whilst home growers have still to be content with heavy returnable packages without any paper for wrapping; and if he will ensure, in future, that equally good facilities for packing are made available to home growers.

Mr. Strachey

I regret that I cannot promise any immediate improvement in packing materials for home producers, nor allow the use of non-returnable containers, so long as supplies of paper a ad soft wood remain as scarce as they are at present.

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