§ 30. Mr. Sparks
asked the Minister of Food what items of food and confectionery have been reduced in price, at the nearest convenient date, by comparison with the year 1947; and by how much such retail prices have fallen.
§ Dr. Summerskill
I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to foods for which there is a controlled maximum price. The following is the list:
Item Reduction in controlled maximum price Canned Imported Fruit: s. d. Size 1 can 3 Size 2½ can 6 Canned Tomatoes: Size 3 can ½ Size 10 can 1 3 Cheese: Carre de l'est—per whole cheese 3 Imported Jam: Apricot—per 1½ lb. 1 Nut Kernels: Almonds—per lb. 8 Cashews—per lb. 1 Fruit: Bananas—per lb. 2 Pears—per lb. 1 Sugar Confectionery—per lb. 2 Toffees and Caramels—per lb. 4