HC Deb 12 February 1941 vol 368 c1364
65. Dr. Little

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, as there is abundance of high-grade potatoes in Northern Ireland, he will make arrangements for the purchase of as large a quantity of these as possible for table use and seed purposes in Britain?

Major Lloyd George

I would refer my hon. Friend to the Press statement on this subject issued last week on my Noble Friend's behalf by the Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland. I am informed that the announcement referred to has given satisfaction to potato growers in Northern Ireland.

Dr. Little

Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman take steps to see that these potatoes are taken up as early as possible, as we want to be in a position to prepare the fields for the next crop?

Major Lloyd George

I will certainly look into that point.