asked the Minister of Food what is the fixed price of apples; and whether better supplies will be provided in Dagenham.
The present maximum retail price for home-grown apples is 8d. a lb.. but price control is being suspended on 1st August. For imported apples the maximum prices in London and the home counties are 1s. 2d. a lb., for Cox's Orange Pippins and 9½d. a lb. for other varieties. Imported apples are distributed throughout the country on a population basis, and an allocation is about to be made to the Dagenham area. There is no control over the distribution of homegrown apples.