asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the difficulty met with by retailers in selling bitter oranges owing to purchasers not having sufficient sugar with which to make marmalade; and whether he will devise some scheme whereby people wishing to make marmalade may surrender entitlement to some other foodstuff in favour of additional sugar.
§ Mr. Strachey
I am afraid we could not in any case arrange such a scheme in time to help people who want more sugar than they can save from their ration to use with the Seville oranges now in the shops. But I am considering the whole problem of home jam-making and will bear the hon. Member's suggestion in mind.