HC Deb 25 March 1952 vol 498 cc31-2W
72. Mr. P. Roberts

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has now heard from the National Farmers' Union with regard to the importation of asparagus; and whether he is prepared to consider a reduction of asparagus imports during the main season to 20 tons, with a similar restriction on imports before the operative date in April.

Mr. H. Strauss

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the letter of 21st March addressed by the National Farmers' Union to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. My right hon. Friend is not prepared to alter the arrangements already announced.

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