HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 cc1137-8
60. Sir J. Mellor

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give an estimate of the quantity of onions which have been destroyed by producers on account of their having been unable to obtain sufficiently prompt instructions from the National Vegetable Marketing Company, or from local food offices, as to disposal for sale?

Major Lloyd George

No, Sir. If my hon. Friend, however, will give me par- ticulars of any cases of wastage of onions due to the causes he mentions, I will arrange with the National Vegetable Marketing Company to have them investigated immediately.

Sir J. Mellor

Will compensation be given to growers for losses incurred in these circumstances?

Major Lloyd George

It all depends how the losses were incurred. I have no information that any losses have been due to neglect on the part of the National Vegetable Marketing Company.