HC Deb 21 July 1953 vol 46 c217W
Mr. John Carlisle

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the percentage average increase in fees now proposed for seed certification and statutory testing in 1983–84; what effect he expects the proposals to have on purchases by farmers of certified seed; and what is his policy on the practice for growers to have their own seed tested.

Mrs. Fenner

The average increases in fees are 9 per cent. in each case. I expect the effect on purchases by farmers to be small. I advise those growing seed for their own use to have tests carried out.