HC Deb 16 December 1929 vol 233 c963
51. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will take steps to prohibit the importation of potatoes from countries in which potato disease exists?


The importation of potatoes from certain countries is already prohibited, and it is only allowed from others under strict conditions. These measures have so far proved effective in preventing the introduction of potato diseases. If there should be any serious outbreak of potato disease in any country from which importation is now allowed, I should of course at once consider the question of prohibition.