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Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will investigate the dumping of carnations and other flowers from abroad at prices below the cost of production and the effects on the market for home-grown flowers.

Carnations and other flowers are subject to the common agricultural policy of the EEC. Since our entry into the European Communities action against dumping of such products is taken by the EEC Commission. If producers of carnations wish to make an anti-dumping application to the Commission, my Department, in consultation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, will be glad to advise them how they should set about it.