HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 cc105-6W
70. Lieut.-Colonel Kingsmill

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will arrange for the importation of Seville broad bean seeds, in view of the fact that this type of seed is particularly suitable to land in Somerset.

Mr. T. Williams

Every effort was made by the Seeds Import Board to obtain Seville broad bean seed from the Moroccan 1946 crop, hut for reasons beyond the Board's control the seed was not forthcoming. The Board are in negotiation with suppliers in France and Morocco for a substantial tonnage of this seed from the 1947 crop.

Mr. Collins

asked the Minister of Agriculture if, in view of the superiority of Seville broad bean seeds over other types, he will endeavour to secure an adequate supply from Morocco, or any other source where they may be available.

Mr. T. Williams

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for Yeovil (Lieut.-Colonel Kingsmill) today.