HC Deb 10 July 1930 vol 241 c662W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his Department possesses a list of bulb-growers in this country which it is ready to supply on application to intending British bulb purchasers; whether he is aware of the difficulty experienced in obtaining such information from his Department; and whether he will investigate the methods of foreign representatives of competing trade nations in this country?


Intending purchasers of British bulbs are supplied on application to my Department with the name of a growers' association and are also referred to certain county education authorities whose horticultural officers are acquainted with the particular varieties of bulbs raised by the growers in their districts. I am not aware that this practice has given rise to any difficulty, and I do not consider that the special investigation suggested in the last part of the question is required.