HC Deb 07 June 1951 vol 488 cc148-9W
96. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Food what quantities of apples and pears, respectively, have been imported from Argentina in 1950 and 1951; and whether such imports have been made in terms of the Trade Agreement of 27th June, 1949.

Mr. F. Willey

During 1950, 1,916 tons of pears, but no apples, were imported. From January to the end of April, 1951, which is the latest date for which official import figures are available, 7,318 tons of apples and 6,469 tons of pears were imported. Imports of this kind were provided for in the trade agreement of 1949 and are consistent with the terms of the trade agreement and the protocol signed last April.