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Strawberries (Price Control)

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that strawberries were not available in the shops immediately after the imposition of price controls on that commodity; and what steps he will take to prevent a similar occurrence next season.

This year price control was imposed on strawberries at the same time as pre-emption of part of the crop for jam manufacture. It was pre-emption which reduced the amount available for the shops. I have already announced that 1947 is to be the last year of preemption and also of price control for this fruit.