HC Deb 02 August 1944 vol 402 cc1384-5
52. Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister of Food the basis of the differentiation, as between county and county, in the pro- posed prices for 1944 main-crop carrots; and if these prices were agreed with the producers' representatives.

Colonel Llewellin

The object was to increase production in certain areas by making growers' prices more remunerative, and thus reduce the quantity of carrots which have to be transported long distances. The price arrangements were discussed with, but not agreed, by growers' representatives.

Mr. Driberg

But is the right hon. Gentleman aware that other counties which have not such a rich soil as Lincolnshire are at a considerable disadvantage thereby?

Colonel Llewellin

Lincolnshire is on the lower price.

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