HC Deb 25 April 1932 vol 265 c46W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has any information as to the proportion of bulbs now being sold by British dealers which are of Dutch production; and whether he can make it easier for those who wish to buy British-grown bulbs to obtain them?


No official statistics are available, but it is estimated that 80 to 90 per cent. of the bulbs sold in this country are of Dutch origin. I have conferred with representatives of the home industry, and am considering what further steps can be taken to stimulate production in this country.