§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will consider continuing the Grade Assessment Scheme for fruit, and requiring that full information be provided on each inspection as to the condition, date of package and conformity with the specified grade.
I have decided to continue a Grade Assessment Service on the present lines. Information is given in confidence to the grower about the condition of the consignment and how it compares with the recommended grades. The date of packing is not known to my inspectors, because the work is carried out in the wholesale markets.