§ 31. Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what steps have been taken during the past 12 months to ensure that all potatoes supplied for the Royal Air Force have been home-grown?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
Potatoes required by Royal Air Force units at home are not purchased by the Air Ministry. Purchases for airmen's messing are made by the units themselves from the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, and I understand that, with the exception of early potatoes and a few cases where home-grown potatoes are too expensive, all potatoes so supplied are home-grown.