§ 14. Mr. CHARLES WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the increase in the value of cut flowers from the Netherlands and Belgium during the month ended February, 1934, over that of the previous year?
§ Dr. BURGIN
During February, 1934, the value of the imports of cut flowers from the Netherlands was £29,669 and from Belgium £301. Imports of fresh flowers during February, 1933, amounted to £29,080 from the Netherlands and £155 from Belgium. The figures for the two periods are not precisely comparable, as those for February, 1934, may include a small amount of dried flowers.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
In any negotiations with foreign Powers on this and other matters, will my hon. Friend remember that this is a very highly organised and efficient industry?