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Fruit Sales (Profit)

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 10 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Food (1) what profit was made by his Department on the purchase and sale of fresh fruit and vegetables imported during 1950;(2) what profit was made by his Department on the purchase and sale of apples imported during 1950.

As my Department's annual trading accounts are not prepared on a calendar year basis, it is only possible to estimate the profit on sales of fresh fruit imported during 1950. This estimate is £1,771,000, made up of apples, £1,455,000; other fresh fruit, £316,000. There were no Ministry imports of fresh vegetables during 1950.