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Fruit-Preserving Appliances

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the continuing shortage of fruit-preserving appliances; and what steps will be taken to overcome this in order that advantage may be taken of this year's fruit crop.

I am well aware of the shortage, and my officers are doing all they can to help overcome it. For example, I understand that in the case of domestic preserving jars, the manufacturers hope to produce this year several times the prewar quantity.