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Us Canned Goods

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the concern that is felt by the canning industry in the United Kingdom at the threat to their livelihood by canned goods continuing to be supplied to this country by the United States of America under the Mutual Security Act; and what action he proposes to take.

This canned fruit represents only about 3ยท9 per cent. of our total supplies. My right hon. and gallant Friend does not consider that this constitutes a threat to the home canning industry.