HC Deb 07 December 1953 vol 521 c195W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Food why the value of imports of dehydrated vegetables has increased from £7,000 in 1947 to £250,000 in 1953.

Major Lloyd George

The imports in question were £70,000 in 1947 and £282,000 in the first nine months of 1953. About 70 per cent. of the increase is accounted for by dehydrated onions from Egypt; the balance largely by imports of other vegetables, principally potatoes, from the Netherlands. These imports are on open general licence.