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Canadian Products (Imports)

Volume 466: debated on Monday 27 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Food what contracts exist between the United Kingdom and the Dominion of Canada for apples, oats, bacon and canned salmon; when they were entered upon; and when they expire.

There are no running contracts with the Dominion of Canada for apples, oats or canned fish, we are arranging for the importation of a small quantity of apples this year, but the details have yet to be worked out. We contracted in May to buy canned salmon from the current year's pack. The bacon contract is on an annual basis and expires on 31st December, 1949.