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Imported Fruit

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Food what imported fruits on arrival have to go to a pool and are subject to controlled prices; and what remains at the disposal of the importer to use at his own discretion and to sell at unrestricted prices.

All fruit imported by my Department is allocated and price controlled. Of fruits imported on private account, only tomatoes must be pooled while pears, soft fruits and tomatoes are subject to maximum price control in the same way as home grown supplies. Other fruits are not controlled in any way.