§ 63. Mr. G. Jeger
asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the large quantities of lettuces being destroyed in some districts while a scarcity exists in others; and whether he will take steps to improve the distribution of home grown horticultural produce so as to avoid unnecessary waste.
§ Mr. Strachey
Small quantities of winter lettuce mostly affected by pests and disease have had to be ploughed back. There is no general scarcity of lettuces but there are some local scarcities and I am examining the existing arrangements for marketing fruit and vegetables with a view to seeing what action can he taken to improve them.