Sugar: for jam making
Sugar: for Jam Making
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.
Support this v. strongly.
So do I. V. strong Parly pressure.
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.
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.
We cd. do that, politically.
Take it out of commercial stocks. Make up out of sugar beet.
Plums shall not rot.
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.