§ 28. Mr. WATT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether it is the intention of His Department to pay to farmers possessed of ware potatoes from 15th May to end of June the price of £7 per ton f.o.r. in 4 ton lots if they have failed to find purchasers at that price, or whether they are expected to offer these potatoes to dealers at lower prices than £7 per ton; and, if the latter, is the difference to be made up by the Food Department?
§ Mr. CLYNES
Farmers who arc able to satisfy the Ministry of Food on and after 15th May that they are unable to find purchasers for their potatoes in lots of 4 tons or more at or above the base price then ruling, will be entitled to receive payment for their potatoes from the Ministry of Food at the rate of £7 per ton. If potatoes are sold to dealers at a figure which is below £7 per ton but not below the current base price, the seller can claim the difference from the Ministry of Food.