HC Deb 11 April 1973 vol 854 c293W
Mr. Jay

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether, in view of the current shortage, he will remove the import duty on tomatoes.

Sir G. Howe

I understand that the exceptional shortage is not expected to last long, as the home crop is just coming on to the market. I am not persuaded that removing the duty would significantly increase supplies, but I am watching developments.