HC Deb 06 November 1940 vol 365 cc1331-2
44. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the alarm caused among farmers by his Order restricting the full protection from frost given to seed potatoes in transit and the conflict between his Order and the desires of the Ministry of Food; and what steps he proposes to take to guard against the probable severe losses of potato crops from the results of his Order?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on 23rd October to a Question on this subject by my hon. Friend the Member for the Maryhill Division of Glasgow (Mr. Davidson). My right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Minister of Agriculture are considering the possibility of giving advice to potato growers and all concerned on the steps that should be taken to protect potatoes from frost now that only one sheet can be provided.