HC Deb 07 December 1959 vol 615 c12W
Mr. Prior

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will now state what the views of the Government are on the First Report of the Committee on Transactions in Seeds.

Mr. John Hare

The Government accept the general view of the Committee an Transactions in Seeds as to the need for revision of existing seed control arrangements. As regards the detailed recommendations, we intend to proceed as soon as possible to implement those which can, without other action, be given effect by revising the regulations under the present Seeds Act. The others will need to be considered further, after the Committee's Second Report on plant breeders' rights has been submitted.