HC Deb 10 December 1946 vol 431 cc196-7W
77. Mr. D. Marshall

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many tons of flowers are to be imported into the United Kingdom during 1947; and what will be the cost expressed in sterling.

Mr. Belcher

Licences will be issued for the import of flowers and blossoms from France and Holland, between 15th December, 1946, and the end of March, 1947, to the extent of 572 tons. Imports will probably be mainly for sale on a commission basis, and I cannot therefore give a precise figure for the value of these imports. I cannot at present say what quantities of flowers will be imported during the rest of 1947.