HC Deb 10 November 1947 vol 444 cc1-2W
3. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Food the quantity, value and countries of origin of the imports of pomegranates in the first nine months of this year.

Mr. Strachey

Pomegranates are not shown as a separate item in the official import statistics. The best information I can get indicates that 215 tons were imported between 1st January and 30th September, 1947, of which 104 tons, worth £6,666, came from Spain, 96 tons, worth £10,007, from Italy and 15 tons, worth £786, from France and French Morocco. We have had, unfortunately, to end the free importation of fruit from Europe.