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Tomatoes

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1945

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asked the Minister of Food whether there is any prospect of tomatoes being available for retail in the shops in the County of Durham and the North-east area; whether he is aware they have been obtainable in London for the past month, and, having in mind the recent cut in rationed foods, whether he will endeavour at an early date to have some of the available tomatoes sent North where demand is very large.

Yes, Sir; supplies have already been sent to Durham and the North-east area and as more tomatoes become available more will go.

What steps is the Minister taking to control the distribution of over-ripe tomatoes during the next month?