§ 44. Mr. Collins
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that although main-crop potatoes can only 1258 be imported from Holland under licence, considerable quantities of potatoes have recently been imported without a licence; and if he will issue licences for the import of main-crop potatoes to make up for deficiences in home supplies.
§ Mr. Collins
Is the Minister aware that these potatoes can only have been imported under the guise of new potatoes? Has this practice been stopped? Is he further aware that there are fears of an acute shortage of potatoes arising later, and will he discuss with his right hon. Friend the means, in time, of preventing it?