§ Mr. BLINDELL
asked the Minister of Agriculture the amount expended by the Allotment Gardens for the Unemployed Central Committee in the provision of seeds to the latest convenient date; the names of the firms and companies from whom seeds have been purchased; and the amount of business passed to each?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The House will, I am sure, wish to associate themselves with me in expressing heartfelt sympathy with the friends of Sir William Waterlow who died this morning, and who has been acting in a voluntary capacity with such conspicuous success as chairman of the Central Allotments Committee for the assistance of unemployed workers.
The amount of expenditure incurred on the purchase of vegetable seeds and seed potatoes up to 30th June was approximately £16,010, and the names of the firms and amount of business in each case are given below. The figures are subject to minor adjustments as some of the accounts have still to be examined.
Vegetable Seeds. £ D. T. Brown & Co., Ltd. 335 Clibrans, Ltd. 653 Co-operative Wholesale Society, Ltd. 261 Chas. Cundy & Son. 80 George Elsom 225 Kent and Brydon, Ltd. 721 Little and Ballantyne, Ltd. 275 Toogood & Sons, Ltd. 1,419 Yorkshire Horticultural Supplies, Ltd. 1,300 £5,269 Seed Potatoes. £ W. J. Campbell 7,126 J. S. Galloway 1,322 R. & S. Paton (1921), Ltd. 1,435 Various other merchants 858 £10,741