HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 c1357
45. Mr. John Grimston

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps he proposes to take to ensure that the import of foreign honey does not reduce the number of beekeepers in this country.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture (Mr. George Brown)

None, Sir. My right hon. Friend has no reason to think that the number of beekeepers will be reduced on account of imports of foreign honey.

Mr. Grimston

Is the hon. Gentleman not aware that there is real anxiety about the importing of cheap foreign honey, which will reduce the number of beekeepers and have a serious effect on the pollination of fruit trees?

Mr. Brown

No, Sir. I am not aware of that, nor have we had representations at the Ministry on that score.

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