HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c66W
70. Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Minister of Food whether he will take action to prevent the waste of green vegetables which is at present occurring on farms in the Eastern Counties; and whether he proposes to make arrangements to dehydrate any of these crops.

Dr. Summerskill

Some winter cabbage surplus to market requirements exists in the Eastern Counties this year. This frequently happens when weather conditions are favourable for production. The surplus will not be wasted. It will be fed to stock or used as green manure. The demand for dehydrated green vegetables is not sufficient to make it worth while dehydrating any part of this surplus.

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