HC Deb 25 June 1941 vol 372 c1049
55. Mr. de Rothschild

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that a large number of farmers who have sold potatoes to the Ministry have not yet been paid, although in some cases delivery was made as early as February; that applications to the headquarters of the Ministry's potato section have been ineffective; and whether, in order to avoid financial hardship to small growers, he will take steps to see that the terms of the contracts, which provide for payment within 10 days of delivery, are in future strictly adhered to?

Major Lloyd George

If my hon. Friend would be good enough to put this Question down for answer later, when the inquiries now being made have been completed, I shall be in a position to give him a full reply.