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Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that, despite a good gooseberry crop it is impossible to buy the fruit in the shops since price control came into force; and if he will make a statement.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for West Leicester (Mr. Janner) on 16th June. Although the gooseberry crop is good this year it is still below the prewar average and the quantity available for sale in fresh form after jam manufacturers have drawn their supplies is comparatively small.