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Culinary Herbs

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will estimate the value and proportion of United Kingdom consumption represented by imports of culinary herbs which can be grown commercially in temperate climates.

The information necessary to provide the estimate requested could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost, but trade statistics do indicate that imports of garlic have been increasing and reached £4·6 million in 1986.