HC Deb 16 September 1909 vol 10 c2463W

asked the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the Board of Agriculture, whether he will state what was the nature of the representations received from certain foreign Governments as to the marking of hops, as prescribed in the Bill introduced this year; whether they applied to the growers' names, the parish of origin, or to the mixing of hops by different growers; and whether he will give the names of the countries from which representations were received, and to what extent those countries have hitherto sent hops to Great Britain, and what conditions and duties, if any, are imported on British hops imported into these countries?


As the Government do not propose proceeding further with the Hops Bill, my Noble Friend the President of the Board of Agriculture does not think that any useful purpose would be served by supplying the information asked for, and is not prepared to give it.