§ 42. Mr. Robert Gibson
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he has yet made arrangements to make use of a portion of this season's potatoes for the making of potato starch; and what progress has been made with the erection of factories for this purpose?
§ Mr. Boothby
Returns which have recently been obtained show that the stocks of potato starch now held in this country are sufficient to meet essential industrial requirements for a long period. In these circumstances, it is not proposed to embark upon a policy of home manufacture at present, but the position will be kept under constant review.
§ Mr. Gibson
With regard to the last part of the Question, is the erection of the factories being proceeded with?