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Imported Sugar Confectionery

Volume 486: debated on Monday 9 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that sugar confectionery in the form of Easter chicks imported from Holland and weighing 1½ oz. each are on sale at 6d. each, and that for two pieces a 4-oz. sweet coupon is demanded: and whether he will discourage the import of foreign confectionery that does not offer value comparable with British manufacturers.

These imports have to compete with the very much larger volume of home-produced lines and I think the public may be left to exercise their choice.