HC Deb 24 September 1948 vol 456 cc204-5W
Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Food how many tons of dried fruits have been shipped to Germany during the last seven months; and how many tons have been issued to the people of this country during the same period.

Mr. Strachey

According to the Trade Returns, 170 tons of dried fruit were reexported from the United Kingdom to Germany during the period 1st January to 31st July, 1948. These supplies were for N.A.A.F.I. for Services supplies and not for the German population. In the same period 55,800 tons of dried fruit were released in this country for domestic consumption.