HC Deb 05 May 1955 vol 540 c150W
20. Mr. Hayman

asked the President of the Board of Trade in what ways the new General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade will benefit the horticultural industry.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

No amendments have been made to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade which have particular reference to horticulture. The hon. Member will, however, recall that under a waiver which I obtained in 1953, and which has now been somewhat extended, I was able, after appropriate inquiry, to introduce a number of tariff increases of benefit to the horticultural industry.