HC Deb 31 January 1949 vol 460 cc1365-6
33. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Food how many applications by his Department to export a part of this season's potato crops to Spain have been refused; and for what reason.

Dr. Summerskill

None, Sir.

Major Legge-Bourke

Is the right hon. Lady aware that there was a considerable crop of potatoes exported to Spain before the war, that recently a Spanish merchant

supply of commodities, containing vitamin A, was short, and so found it necessary to give a guarantee to the producers. As these commodities are still in short supply, we consider that the guarantee should continue.

Back to