§ 141. Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Food what contracts he has made to purchase foreign cob-nuts; for how many nuts, and from what source or sources; and if he has considered the fact that cobnuts form an important crop to Kentish farmers.327W
§ Dr. Summerskill
The answer to the first and second parts of the Question is "None." Any imports are made by private traders under open general licence, and I see no reason to stop them. I am aware that cob nuts are grown in Kent, but the area is not large and the production amounts to a very small proportion of the total consumption of nuts in this country.