§ 14. Mr. Turton
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that his department has refused to authorise Messrs. Hillier and Sons, of Winchester, to import a supply of seedling quickthorns from Northern Ireland, but has suggested they should apply for a licence to import similar seedlings from Eire; and whether he will reconsider this decision.
§ Mr. Dalton
There is a shortage of seedling quickthorns both in the United Kingdom and in Northern Ireland, but not, apparently, in Eire. The refusal, to which my hon. Friend refers, was due to a request by the Northern Ireland Government, which desired that all quickthorns imported from Eire into Northern Ireland should be planted in Northern Ireland.