§ Mr. John Wells
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to help horticultural exporters who are experiencing delays and difficulties in obtaining certificates of plant health.
§ Mr. Wiggin
I much regret these difficulties, which arise from industrial action by the Ministry's Plant Health and Seeds712W Inspectorate. We are taking all possible measures to deal with priority work including the issue of plant health export certificates while this action continues.