HC Deb 08 December 1953 vol 521 c197W
6. Mrs. Castle

asked the President of the Board of Trade which consumer interests he consulted before issuing his proposals in Command Paper No.9018, for increased import duties on fruit and vegetables.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Full publicity has been given to the applications made for increased horticultural tariffs, and comments were invited. Representations were, in fact, received from various classes of consumers which included manufacturing industries using imported horticultural products and other consumer interests.

I am circulating in the Official Report a list of the organisations which made representations.

Following is the list

National Federation of Fruit and Potato Trades.

London Fruit and Vegetable Trades Federation, Ltd.

Retail Fruit Trade Federation Ltd.

Fruit and Vegetable Trade Association of Importers, Distributors and Salesmen.

Parliamentary Committee of the Co-operative Union Ltd.

National Association of Multiple Grocers.

Multiple Shops Federation.

National Federation of Grocers' and Provision Dealers' Association.

Long Eaton Chamber of Trade.

Food Manufacturers' Federation Incorporated.

Cocoa, Chocolate and Confectionery Alliance Ltd.

Fruit and Vegetable Canners' Association of Great Britain.

London Chamber of Commerce.

Scottish Dried Fruit and Canned Foods Importers' Association.

National Association of Cider Makers.

National Federation of Corn Trade Associations.

Lentil and Pea Millers' Association.

Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom.

Bristol Incorporated Chamber of Commerce and Shipping.

Anglo Overseas Transport Co., Ltd.

National Association of Wholesale Distributors of Frozen Foods.

London Wholesale Spice and Rice Dealers' Association.

National Federation of Fish Friers Ltd.

British Housewives' League.

Cheap Food League.

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.

Norwich Young Liberal Association.

Harrow Central Liberal Association.

West Fulham Liberal Association.