§ Commander BELLAIRS
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what proportion of sugar is to be issued in respect of quantities applied for jam preserving; what is to be the retail price per pound; and whether the sugar can be issued at once so as to avoid waste of fruit?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The information asked for in the first part of the question cannot be given. The retail price of the sugar has been fixed at 6½d. per lb. where conditions of transport are normal, and in no case is the price to exceed 7d. per lb. Issues of the sugar are now being made as rapidly as possible.