HC Deb 10 April 1952 vol 498 c260W
Mr. G. Williams

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the import quota for cut flowers, agreed with other countries, has been exceeded by over 33 per cent. during the year 1951.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

The current quotas for cut flowers run until the 30th April, but the figures up to the end of February give no grounds for suggesting that the quotas have been exceeded. In the 10 months up to the end of February imports amounted to 921 tons against quotas fixed by quantity totalling 1,495 tons and £23,146 against quotas fixed by value totalling £111,000.