86. Mr. Baker White
asked the President of the Board of Trade why an export licensee was refused a permit to export plums to Eire, thus carrying out a line of policy advocated by the Ministry of Food.
§ Mr. Bottomley
My right hon. Friend the Minister of Food is prepared to recommend the export of plums provided that certain conditions are fulfilled, and I regret that this application was refused before verifying whether these conditions could be satisfied.