§ 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?