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Cabbages (Prices)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 2 March 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what was the price paid for Cornwall and Devonshire cabbages; and what is the maximum price fixed for their retail sale in South Wales?

The prices paid for cabbages bought by my Department in Cornwall and Devon are the contract prices announced in the autumn as applicable to contracts in various counties throughout the country. They vary according to the month of delivery and according to whether the grower nominated the period of cutting or left the decision on this to the Ministry. The contract prices for cabbage cut at the option of my Department in February are for winter cabbage £20 per ton, for savoys £22 per ton, for spring cabbage £27 per ton. The corresponding maximum retail prices are 5d., 5½d. and 6½d. per lb.