§ 23. Mr. T. Williams
asked the Minister of Agriculture the average price per cwt. of "King Edward" seed potatoes in the important markets; whether there is any shortage; and, if so, have there been any imports of seed potatoes recently?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
Average prices of "King Edward" seed potatoes are not readily available, but I am not not aware of any shortage of supplies. I understand that during the months of December and January licences were issued for the importation of about 2,100 tons of seed potatoes.
§ Mr. Williams
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in certain areas of this country would-be buyers of seed potatoes find extreme difficulty in obtaining them?
§ Mr. Morrison
I am not aware of that, but if the hon. Gentleman will give me the information, I shall be very grateful.