HC Deb 20 November 1950 vol 481 cc17-8
33. Air Commodore Harvey

asked the Minister of Food if he will make a statement on the supplies of potatoes available during the winter and in the coming spring.

Mr. Webb

Production is greater this year than last; there should be plenty throughout the winter and, unless there are exceptional losses from disease, we should have enough until the end of the season.

Air Commodore Harvey

Is the right hon. Gentleman taking any steps to safeguard the position in case there is disease?

Mr. Webb

Not until I have evidence that there is disease.

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