HC Deb 02 August 1951 vol 491 c229W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will consider ordering that all seeds offered for sale should have clearly displayed on the container a means of identification, the percentage of germination and purity, together with the date of the official test and the country of origin.

Mr. T. Williams

The Seeds Act, 1920, and Regulations made under it already require vendors of the principal kinds of herbage, cereal, field and garden seeds to furnish purchasers with certain particulars in writing, including the kind of seed, the distinctive variety (for cereals, clovers and sainfoin), the percentage of germination and purity, and country of origin (for herbage seeds). I am sending the hon. Member a summary of those requirements.