HC Deb 23 July 1918 vol 108 c1642
78. Major NEWMAN

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will now state the scheme that has been prepared for the distribution of the potato crop which will be purchased by the State as and from the 1st November next; is the distribution to be in the hands of certain factors appointed by the Food Control Department to the exclusion of wholesale dealers and retailers; if so, how many of these factors are to be appointed; on what basis will they be remunerated; and has he received any resolutions from potato merchants and growers against this sale policy of the Potato Distribution Committee?


As I informed the hon. Member for Perth yesterday, it is hoped that an announcement on this subject will be made very shortly.


Will this announcement be made before the rising of the House?


I will ask the Food Controller about that.