HC Deb 12 December 1955 vol 547 c123W
27. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the basis of his assessment of this year's home dessert apple crop prior to his joint announcement with the President of the Board of Trade on 14th September that traders would be permitted to import dessert apples from North America during the current season.

Mr. Amory

When these quotas were fixed, I was aware that the home crop was likely to be smaller than that in 1954 through reports I receive regularly from Horticultural Crop Intelligence Committees in all the main producing counties, and from my own officers.