HC Deb 12 November 1931 vol 259 cc253-4

asked the Minister of Agriculture if his attention has been called to the large consignments of German potatoes being landed in this country which have been grown on land infected with wart disease; and, seeing that the varieties of potatoes so imported are susceptible to that disease, what steps are contemplated to prevent the disease spreading on to what arc known as clean areas?


I am not aware of any evidence that German potatoes grown on land infected with Wart Disease are being landed in this country. If, however, my hon. Friend will send me particulars of any such cases, I shall be happy to make inquiries.

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