HC Deb 10 July 1941 vol 373 c314
62. Mr. Thorne

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food how many tons of old potatoes will be released to greengrocers to prevent a shortage of potatoes for the week ending 13th July?

Major Lloyd George

The whole of the end of season reserve supplies of old potatoes held by the Ministry have been released to the trade. Supplies are reaching the main consumption centres daily, but it is impossible to state the exact quantity which will arrive on the markets during the week ending 13th July.

Mr. Thorne

Is my hon. and gallant Friend making any arrangements for the purpose of getting supplies from Eire to this country?

Major Lloyd George

I shall have to have notice of that question, but we are hopeful that the supply of new potatoes will shortly be substanially increased.

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