§ Mr. O. LEWIS
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) the total weight of sweet-pea seed imported into this country for the last 12 months for which statistics are available; and what was the principal source from which this seed came;
(2) the total value of seed of all kinds imported into this country during the last 12 months for which statistics are available?
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
During the 12 months ended 31st October, 1930, the total declared value of seeds of all descriptions imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland was £11,529,000, of 917W which £10,035,000 was the value of seeds for expressing oil (such as cotton seed, linseed and soya beans); the value of agricultural and horticultural seeds was £1,116,000 of which flower seeds accounted for £47,000. I regret that no information of either the value or the weight of sweet-pea seed imported is available, but I understand from my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture that the principal sources of this seed are California and Holland.