HC Deb 27 February 1951 vol 484 cc1884-5
9. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what quantities of potatoes and sugar beet were lost in Scotland last year through lack of labour.

Mr. T. Fraser

According to my information, none, Sir.

Mr. Hughes

Is the Minister aware of the statements made by one of the convenors of the National Farmers' Union of Scotland that large quantities of potatoes have been lost through lack of labour?

Mr. Fraser

I am aware of the statement but I am not aware of the foundations for it.

Mr. Snadden

Can the Minister give any indication whether the potato acreage for this year is to be kept up?