HC Deb 23 July 1952 vol 504 c37W
69. Mr. Renton

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consult the Minister of Food with a view to prohibiting all further imports of plums until a date in September, 1952.

Mr. Mackeson

We do not propose to intensify the restrictions which we have already had to impose for balance of payments reasons. These restrictions will reduce imports of plums in the last seven months of this year to about 25 per cent. of the level of imports for the corresponding period last year. The quota of £170,000 represents less than 2 per cent. of estimated home production this year