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Imported Tomatoes

Volume 499: debated on Thursday 24 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that large numbers of retailers are failing to observe the regulations laid down under the Merchandise Marks Act, and are offering for sale imported tomatoes without any indication that they are foreign produce, to the detriment of home growers; and whether he will circularise local authorities drawing their attention to their powers to take proceedings under the Act against retailers who continue to ignore its regulations.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Norfolk, Central (Brigadier F. Medlicott), on 21st April.