HC Deb 30 October 1956 vol 558 cc133-4W
94. Mr. Owen

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will expedite discussions regarding the importation of fresh citrus fruit from the United States of America, having regard to the high price now ruling for these fruits in this country owing to shortage of supplies.

Mr. Low

Imports of citrus fruit from the United States under Mutual Aid arrangements have been substantially greater in 1956 than last year. I can hold out no prospect of dollars being made available for further purchases, but I understand that the new season's supplies from other sources are beginning to arrive.