HC Deb 27 April 1949 vol 464 c14W
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
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
Bananas—per lb. 2
Pears—per lb. 1
Sugar Confectionery—per lb. 2
Toffees and Caramels—per lb. 4