§ 6. Mr. Holt
asked the President of the Board of Trade what answer he has given to the request of the National Farmers' Union for an increased import duty of 4d. a pound or 12½ per cent. ad valorem whichever is the greater, upon all seeds for sale; and what steps he has taken to consult all cultivators.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
No decision has yet been taken on this application, the examination of which is still proceeding. It is open to any interested party to submit their views to the Board of Trade and a notice inviting representations was published on 16th June.
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
We will bear all these considerations in mind, but I do not want to comment on this matter while it is under discussion and consideration.