HC Deb 15 July 1952 vol 503 cc140-1W
57. Mr. Bullard

asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent the changes in the value of import licences for fruit pulp from £1 million to £1,250,000, announced in Notice to Importers, No. 506, will allow the importation of increased quantities of strawberry and blackcurrant pulp above the quantities originally announced for the year beginning 1st July, 1951; and what quantities of these competitive pulps will now be imported.

Mr. Mackeson

The figure of £1,250,000 refers to import licences for all fruit pulp for the year 1st July, 1952, to 30th June, 1953. Of this sum import licences for the value of £500,000 will be issued for apricot, grapefruit, pear, peach and pineapple pulp. Import licences for the remaining £750,000 may be used for strawberry, blackcurrant and all other pulps.

For the year 1st July, 1950, to 30th June, 1951, this country spent approximately £2 million on fruit pulp from the countries concerned including £1,200,000 on varieties other than apricot, grapefruit, pear, peach and pineapple pulp.