§ Mrs. Ewing
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken to prevent the entry into Scotland of uncertified stocks of blackcurrant, raspberry and strawberry plants.
§ Mr. Ross
The entry of stocks of blackcurrant, raspberry and strawberry plants from outwith the United Kingdom is controlled by the Importation of Plants and Plant Produce (Health) (Great Britain) Orders which impose requirements broadly equivalent to those of certification.
Under the Sale of Strawberry Plants and Blackcurrant Bushes (Scotland) Order 1947 the planting in Scotland of uncertified stocks of strawberry and blackcurrant plants grown in other parts of the United Kingdom is prohibited. There is no control over the entry of uncertified raspberry canes from other parts of the United Kingdom.