HC Deb 26 May 1952 vol 501 cc95-6W
60. Mr. Baldwin

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that produce brokers are offering for sale imported fondant and flavoured syrup, 35 per cent. of which is water, at prices, approximately, £100 per ton higher than sugar; and what steps he proposes to take to utilise our scarce currency for the purchase of sugar instead of expensive substitutes.

Major Lloyd George

I am aware that importers are asking high prices for imported fondant and flavouring syrups but our non-sterling expenditure on these products has been very severely reduced and is firmly restricted through import licensing control.