HC Deb 24 February 1964 vol 690 cc9-10W
69. Mr. Stainton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give details of the approximate prices received in the open market by East Anglian growers of blackcurrants in each of the four past seasons, together with details of the estimated acreage in East Anglia devoted to the commercial growing of this fruit.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

I have no information relating specifically to East Anglian growers, but the following are average seasonal prices per ton received by growers for blackcurrants in Covent Garden, Birmingham and Nottingham markets (the three markets nearest to East Anglia for which information about prices is available):

1960 £233
1961 £244
1962 £229
1963 £130

The following are acreages of blackcurrants in Norfolk and Suffolk as returned in the June Censuses :

1960 1961 1962 1963
Norfolk 2,526 2,492 2,806 3,103
Suffolk 1,179 1,109 1,188 1,306