HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 c44W
53. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Food what steps he is taking to ensure that adequate supplies of baskets and other containers will be available for soft fruits to be delivered to the public this summer.

Mr. Strachey

Timber is still scare but we hope to meet growers' and wholesalers' requirements for making chip baskets for soft fruit and other fruit. If my hon. Friend is aware of any difficulty and will let me have particulars, I will gladly look into it. As to other types of basket, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Maidstone (Mr. Bossom) on Wednesday, 11th February, by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.

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