HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 c1654W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he can make any statement upon the prospects of 1,000,000 acres of potatoes being planted or upon the necessity of further efforts being made in order to result in the planting of the desired acreage?


All possible efforts are being made by the Board, in conjunction with the Ministry of Food, to secure an increase in the area under potatoes, but it is not possible at present to say whether the total acreage in Great Britain will reach 1,000,000 acres.

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