§ 64. Mr. Chamberlain
asked the Minister of Food approximately what proportion of the onions entering the United Kingdom from 1st November to the latest 157W convenient date was imported by wholesaler-importers entitled to receive three profit margins as importers, first-hand salesmen and wholesalers; and what proportion was imported by pure importers eligible for one profit margin only.
§ Mr. Strachey
Licences are not required at present to import onions and I cannot, therefore, supply the information wanted by my hon. Friend. I should, however, point out that, under the Onions Order no wholesaler who imports his own onions is entitled to three profit margins.