§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what number of consignments of fresh cherries imported into the United Kingdom from Italy in 1956 and 1957 were condemned because of infection by cherry fruit fly.
§ Mr. John Hare
The number of consignments of fresh cherries from Italy which were refused entry at ports in England or Wales because of infestation with cherry fruit fly in 1956 and in 1957 was eight and seven, respectively. There were no importations of fresh cherries from Italy into Scotland or Northern Ireland.