HC Deb 02 June 1959 vol 606 cc1-2W
33. Mr. Snow

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there has now been a meeting of the committee to consider how the additional hardship quota of imported bulbs should be allocated; what amount was available for this purpose; what was the approximate demand for it from bulb users in Great Britain; and what principles have been decided upon to allocate it amongst would-be consumers.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes"; to the second part, £130,000; to the third part, £690,000.

The following is an explanation of the principles on which hardship allocations were made:

The Board of Trade will deal with applications for allocations of imported Dutch bulbs on grounds of hardship as follows:

New Allocations
Those who have not previously imported £100*
Those with an existing allocation of £160 or less £200*
Those with an existing allocation of more than £160 but not more than £800. 125 per cent. of existing allocation*
Those with an existing allocation of more than £800 but less than £1,000 £1,000*
* or such lesser amount as has been requested.