§ 24. Colonel Wheatley
asked the Minister of Food when East Dorset is likely to receive an allocation of bitter oranges; and if he will give an assurance that those parts of the county which get no allocation this season will be given preference next season, or be given some compensatory advantage.
§ Mr. Strachey
As my hon. Friend explained on 19th March, in reply to a question put by the hon. Member for North Edinburgh (Mr. Willis), deliveries of Litter oranges have been poor because of frost and drought in the producing countries. Arrivals are in fact less than half of what we should have got. East Dorset, in common with other parts of the country, will, unfortunately, not receive a share this season. As regards supplies next season, I shall certainly bear the hon. and gallant Member's suggestion in mind.