§ Group-Captain Wilcock
asked the Minister of Food why the import of five lb. per person of bird seed from Ireland has now been stopped; and if he will take steps to re-introduce this concession to breeders of cage-birds in this country.
§ Mr. H. Wilson
I have -been asked to reply. Licences are not normally issued for the import of bird seed from any source. I understand that some quantities of bird seed have been purchased and illegally imported under the guise of gift parcels. There is no concession allowing import by purchase and any such imports are liable to confiscation.