HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 cc277-8W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that there is a shortage in Aberdeen of bananas and other fruit, both fresh and dried; and if he will arrange for a supply of both classes of fruit to that city.

Mr. Strachey

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave on 13th December to his Question on the same subject. Scotland, including Aberdeen and the North, is still receiving more oranges and apples than the South and no part of the country has had more bananas or apples than Aberdeen. For supplies of fresh fruits not distributed by the Ministry, Aberdeen is, of course, dependent upon the initiative of its own traders. The dis- tribution of dried fruits is based on sugar registrations and Aberdeen is thus assured its proper share.