HC Deb 23 July 1958 vol 592 cc41-2W
Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the approximate production of British flower bulbs by weight and value during each year since 1951; and what proportion such production has borne to the weight and value of imported flower bulbs in each of the years in question.

Mr. John Hare

There are no official statistics of British flower bulb production by weight or value, but it has been estimated that from 200 million to 250 million bulbs of saleable size are produced annually in the United Kingdom.

Wages Board for the years in question, were as follows:

Annual imports from 1952 to 1957, inclusive, averaged 630 million.