HC Deb 01 December 1952 vol 508 c109W
34. Mr. Alport

asked the Minister of Food whether he will make the necessary arrangements for making additional quantities of sugar available in 1953, in order to ensure that the housewife is able to make the best advantage of United Kingdom soft fruits for jam making, and thereby to ease some of the difficulties being experienced by soft-fruit growers.

Major Lloyd George

I shall certainly do what I can to help, but I am afraid I cannot hold out hope that domestic sugar consumption can be increased materially while we are still dependent on dollar sources for additional supplies.