HC Deb 10 February 1958 vol 582 c5W
5. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to what extent fresh and canned deciduous and citrus fruit to be bought from the United States of America under a recent agreement was unobtainable within the Commonwealth or Colonial Empire.

Mr. Godber

Commonwealth and Colonial supplies of canned grape fruit and fresh lemons are insufficient and imports of canned peaches and fruit cocktail from the United States will represent only 3 per cent. of our imports of canned fruit. None of these imports will cost us dollars. I could not agree that supplies should be restricted solely to Commonwealth sources.