HC Deb 11 July 1952 vol 503 c119W
Sir R. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of the exceptionally large plum crop which will be available this year, special consideration will be given to an additional allocation of tinplate to the canners and to placing the canners under an obligation to utilise this additional quota for the canning of plums.

Major Lloyd George

The tinplate available for canning fruit and vegetables in the current quarter will be about 15 per cent. above the corresponding period of last year; this allocation takes account of the expected heavy plum crop. I would not regard it as desirable that canners should be directed as to the way in which they should use their cans.