§ 78. Mr. D. Marshall
asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that the shortage of fresh tomatoes is increased by the making of tomato purée in restaurants; and why he has not purchased tomato purée from Casablanca.
§ Mr. Strachey:
I do not think that the manufacture of tomato purée in restaurants seriously increased the shortage of fresh tomatoes which was due to the bad 84W weather in June. We have bought no tomato puree from Casablanca because the price was too high, but we hope shortly to buy some from France.