HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c118W
103. Mrs. Mann

asked the Minister of Food if his attention has been called to the 200 per cent, increase in the price of green vegetables namely, brussels sprouts, and if he will re-impose control of prices.

Dr. Summerskill

The former maximum control price for brussels sprouts at this time of the year was 6½d. per lb. My information is that the average retail price in England and Wales during the week ended 18th January was 10d. and in Scotland about 11½d. per lb. These prices show an increase of about 54 per cent. and 77 per cent. respectively over former price control levels. There remain good supplies of savoys at reasonable prices and I do not therefore intend to re-impose price control on brussels sprouts, the season for which is now nearing its end.

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