§ Major Legge-Bourke
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is now in a position to announce the Government's decision on the application for increased import duties on certain classes of flowers.
§ Mr. D. Marshall
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make an announcement as to the future tariff position with regard to flowers.8W
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
Having carefully considered all the circumstances, Her Majesty's Government have reached the conclusion that the import duties on certain classes of flowers should be increased, and an Order giving effect this decision is being laid today. The Import Duties (General) (No. 2) Order. 1959, which takes effect tomorrow, increases the import duties on the following flowers to the extent shown:
— Present Rate per 1b. New Rate per 1b. s. d. s. d. Anemones 1 8 2 6 Carnations Roses Polyanthus-type narcissi 4½ 7 "Other" flowers 1 8 2 0