§ 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.