HC Deb 20 June 1944 vol 401 c43W
Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, what was the last date when prices were agreed with the trade associations; what were the prices fixed for one and two-year old trees; who were the persons appointed to represent the Forestry Commissioners; and who were the persons representing the trade associations.

Sir G. Courthope

The last date when prices of Forestry Commission surplus nursery stocks were agreed with the Trade Associations was 18th November, 1943. It was recorded at the time that such prices were not for publication. As a trading Department the Forestry Commission cannot therefore disclose such prices, but I shall be happy to hand a schedule of the prices to the hon. Member for his own information. At the meeting referred to the Commission was represented by the Chairman, one other Commissioner and the two Assistant Commissioners. The Trade Associations concerned were the Horticultural Trades Association, represented by their President and other members, and the Scottish Seed and Nursery Trade Association, also represented by members.