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Canadian Apples

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 26 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that there is a large surplus of apples for sale in Nova Scotia and, also, that there are some 175,000 cases of canned apples to be disposed of; and what steps he is taking to make arrangements that a proportion of this stock is bought for the United Kingdom.

I am aware that there are surpluses of fresh and canned apples for sale in Nova Scotia. We should be glad to buy some Canadian apples if we could spare the dollars but at present we have to use our limited supply of dollars for more essential imports, particularly wheat and bacon.