Sugar: for jam making

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Sugar: for Jam Making

Ll.G. 

Decn requd this wk.
Strong pressure fr. agric. districts because fear of waste because bumper plum crop.  Some waste inevitable:  feeling tht. we shd. avoid some by issuing more sugar.

T.D. 

Support this v. strongly.


P.T. 

So do I.  V. strong Parly pressure.


Ll.G. 

Wd mean 25/26.000 tons of sugar.  £1¼ m.  Cd come out of stock. Tho' we shd. be told we are running down stock-pile.
60.000 t. in strategic reserve.  Comm. stocks by end/July
600.000:  25 wks' supply.


R.A.B. 

On Import P'mme M/F. offers £1 m. cut on sugar.  That, with this, wd. exhaust our strategic reserve.
Consider reducg. sweet ration for 3 months - to save equivalent
amount of sugar.


L.P. 

We cd. do that, politically.


Ll.G. 

Take it out of commercial stocks.  Make up out of sugar beet.


P.M. 

Plums shall not rot.


R.A.B.

 to agree with M/F. to-day on method (stocks)
& presentation.sweet ration:  do it later if you have to & blame it on the plums.

 

Taken from C.C. 67(52) - Meeting held on 10 July 1952.