HC Deb 01 May 1950 vol 474 cc154-5W
76. Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Food if he will allow sufficient wood to British fruit packers for their packing, to compare favourably with that of foreigners.

Mr. Webb

We are still very short of softwood, and so cannot make it available for fruit and vegetable packing but hardwood which has been in general use for some years for this purpose, is free of control, and there should be enough to meet packers' requirements.