HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c69W
81. Sir D. Thomson

asked the Minister of Food whether he will examine the allocations of imported fruit in view of the fact that, whereas increased supplies were promised, supplies reaching Aberdeen were lower in January and February than at that time last year.

Dr. Summerskill

I am aware that supplies reaching Aberdeen during the months of January and February were somewhat lower than during the corresponding period last year. Since, however, supplies of imported fruit are not sufficient to make frequent allocations to all areas monthly comparisons are misleading. Over the year Aberdeen in common with the rest of Scotland will get rather larger allocations than the greater part of England and Wales.