HC Deb 20 March 1951 vol 485 c256W
83. Mr. De la Bère

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether with a view to protecting the home producer of asparagus he will increase the import duty on asparagus from overseas countries.

Mr. Bottomley

We are always prepared to consider applications for variations in the rates of import duties: in this case, the growers have already submitted such an application and this is receiving consideration.

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