§ Sir T. Moore
asked the President of the Board of Trade what arrangements are made to ensure that the limited amount of Dutch flower bulbs which can be imported into this country under the present quota system are fairly distributed between gardeners and growers in England, Scotland and Wales respectively; and if he will give figures indicating what proportion of the imported quota permitted last year was sold in England, Scotland and Wales, respectively.
§ Sir D. Eccles
Allocations to importers, who include distributors as well as growers, are related to trade in 1951 and 1952 when imports were free of restriction. It would not be desirable or practicable to control the distribution of bulbs area by area. I regret that the figures asked for by my hon. Friend are not available.