HC Deb 05 April 1950 vol 473 c149W
69. Major Guy Lloyd

asked the Minister of Food what was the total outlay by his Department for transport and distribution charges on the gift of apples from British Columbia; what this represented per pound of those sold; what prices were charged to wholesalers and retailers; what price was paid by the public; and how much profit was made on the transaction by his Department.

Mr. Webb

Only about half the expected shipments have so far arrived. It will not be possible to give the figures asked for until the shipments have been completed and the fruit has been distributed.