HC Deb 12 May 1952 vol 500 c83W
Mr. Baker

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of his reaffirmation that we would maintain and extend our rights of Empire and economic preference, he will now regard as urgent the protection of the British horticultural industry and announce the necessary measures as soon as possible.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I am aware of the importance of this question and the examination of the application by the National Farmers' Unions for increased protection for horticultural products is proceeding as rapidly as possible.

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