§ Mr. Deakins
I have been asked to reply.
The import duty on most rose stocks was increased in 1954 following an application by the National Farmers' Union and Horticultural Trades' Association for increased protection on a wide range of horticultural products. One exception was rosa canina, the duty on which, subject to certain qualifications, remained at its existing level. Although all the duties have changed since then, those on the kinds mentioned still differ from each other. I have written to the hon. Member about these duties and the possibility of varying them.