HC Deb 10 May 1954 vol 527 c52W
Mr. Peter Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the danger which is likely to result to the British strawberry industry as a result of the delay in announcing the arrangements with regard to the tariff on fresh strawberries now under negotiation at Paris; and when he expects to be able to inform growers of the tariff conditions under which they will have to trade.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft:

No. I do not consider that any delay which may have occurred is likely to cause damage to the strawberry industry. I hope to announce shortly the revised arrangements for this year's marketing season.