§ Mr. Alport
asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the serious difficulties created for fruit growers by recent large-scale imports of fruit pulp; and what action he intends to take to ensure that reasonable prices are available for British growers for this season's soft fruit crop.
§ Major Lloyd George
Imports of both fresh fruit and fruit pulp in the current half-year have been heavily cut as compared with the corresponding period last year. The reduced imports should not affect prospects of marketing home-grown soft fruit at reasonable prices.