HC Deb 13 March 1958 vol 584 c63W
4. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food which counties he expects to produce the largest quantities of carrots; what effect upon them he anticipates will result from the coming into operation on 1st March of Statutory Instrument, 1958, No. 312; what warning of his intention to lay this order was given to the areas concerned; and what reactions he obtained from them.

Mr. Godber

The principal carrot-growing counties are Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The new order makes no change in respect of carrots without foliage, which form the great bulk of imports. The effect of the changes in respect of carrots with foliage is not expected to be great. It is not the practice to consult with producers or traders on orders such as this which are concerned solely with the administrative, technical and scientific problems of preventing the entry of pests and diseases.

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