§ 60. Mr. Patrick Maitland
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now review the quantities of tomatoes permitted to be imported into the United Kingdom during the period of suspension of open general licence, since imports of Dutch tomatoes last month were more than treble the quantity for May, 1951, and Clyde Valley growers are now selling in Glasgow at prices equal to or below their production cost.
§ Mr. Mackeson
The quantities of tomatoes permitted to be imported during the period of suspension of the open general licence are constantly under review, and changes will be made promptly should circumstances warrant it. The Dutch authorities have taken steps, which will become effective as from today, to restrict exports of tomatoes to the United Kingdom during the present period of heavy supplies of home grown tomatoes.