Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):
Nearly a week ago I directed a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce with respect to the situation which is developing in the marketing of Canadian apples. The question was raised again two days ago. The minister indicated that he was not sure whether it fell within the jurisdiction of his department, and I understood that he undertook to bring it to the attention of his colleagues and that he would make a [DOT] statement. May I ask today that the Prime Minister give consideration to that matter. It is simply this. A statement has been issued that the British government will not this year be buying Canadian apples as in the past, and it leaves a serious situation facing the fruit growers. My question was: Has the government considered the matter yet, and has it any statement to make with regard to that problem?
Right Hon, W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister): There is no statement to
make at the moment, but I hope to have some minister reply to my hon. friend in the course of the next week.
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