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Citrus Food Imports

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is satisfied that the provision of shipping and boxes is adequate to ensure the delivery to this country in good condition of the citrus fruit purchased from Palestine.

There was sufficient shipping, but, unfortunately part of the supplies of boxwood for containers which had to be sent to Palestine from other countries and for which arrangements were made a year ago, were unavoidably delayed and arrived too late, with the result that we have received 5,630,000 cases of citrus fruit out of the 6,600,000 we hoped to get.