HC Deb 29 April 1929 vol 227 cc1308-9W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that imported rose trees are chiefly bought by inexperienced growers who do not know that the wire attachment at the collars of the trees unless removed before planting may ultimately damage the trees; and will he give further consideration to this matter before bringing the Marking Order into operation?


I cannot believe that purchasers of these imported rose trees would not normally remove the wire attachment; but in any case the publicity which has been given to this matter should afford sufficient guidance to inexperienced growers on the subject. I cannot therefore see my way to reconsider the matter before the Marking Order comes into operation.