§ 50 and 51. Mr. Bullard
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) the value for which licences will be issued for the importing of fruit pulp in the period 1st July, 1952, to 30th June, 1953; the estimated value of the corresponding imports in the year ending 30th June, 1952; and the actual value of the corresponding imports in the year ended 30th June, 1951;
(2) the value of licences issued for the importing of fruit pulp in the period 8th November, 1951, to 30th June, 1952; and what was the actual value of the imports in the corresponding period ended 30th June, 1951.
§ Mr. H. Strauss
Licences issued for the importation of fruit pulp and bulk frozen fruit in the period 8th November, 1951, to 30th June, 1952, from the O.E.E.C. and other countries upon which restrictions have recently been imposed amount to about £895,000. The addition to the quota of £480,000 originally announced was necessary to permit the performance of certain contracts which had been entered into before the restrictions were imposed last November.
A quota of £1 million has been announced for imports of fruit pulp and bulk frozen fruit from the same countries in the year 1st July, 1952, to 30th June, 1953. Imports from the same sources in the year ended 30th June, 1951, are estimated by the Ministry of Food to have been nearly £2 million. Imports of most types of fruit pulp from the sterling area can be made under open general licence. I regret that the other figures for which my hon. Friend asks are not readily available.