§ 32. Mr. WILLIAM NICHOLSON
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that an application for a specific duty in preference to an ad valorem duty on imported fruit-pulp was made to and approved by the Import Duties Advisory Board in June, 1933, but up to the present has not become operative; whether he is aware of the low price at which imported fruit-pulp is being offered for 1934; and whether, in view of the prospects of heavier home crops of fruit than last year, he can press for a specific duty to be applied without further delay?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
There is nothing I can usefully add to the reply, of which I am 1071 sending my right hon. Friend a copy, given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 15th May, to a question on this subject by my hon. Friend the Member for South Norfolk (Mr. Christie).
§ Sir J. LAMB
In view of the prospects of the coming harvest, will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the fruit growers are very much concerned about this question and would like some reply?