HC Deb 30 January 1956 vol 548 c79W
Mr. Dodds

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress is being made in the sale of quick-freeze vegetables in this country; and how this compares with canned vegetables.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Manufacturers' sales of canned vegetables were 303,000 tons in 1951, 314,000 tons in 1952, 312,000 tons in 1953 and 385,000 tons in 1954; of these about 7,000 tons a year were exported. I regret that statistics of sales of quick-freeze vegetables are not available, but I would draw the hon. Member's attention to the figures of production and retained imports of these and of canned vegetables which I gave in reply to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Maidstone (Sir A. Bossom) on 25th January.