HC Deb 07 November 1944 vol 404 c1227
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.