§ Mr. G. LAMBERT
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture when the guaranteed minimum price of £6 a ton for potatoes expires; and whether the Board has established machinery for ascertaining and paying the difference between the market and the guaranteed price should that contingency arise?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
I have been asked to reply. The guaranteed price applies to potatoes of the 1917 crop delivered on and after the 15th of September, and remains in force so long as any potatoes of that crop are being delivered by growers. The question of the machinery to be established for giving effect to the guarantee is under consideration.