HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 c392W
Captain R. TERRELL

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he can state the extent to which potato blight prevails; the result of the expert examination on behalf of the Board of Agriculture; and the steps the Government are taking to deal with the outbreak?


Main crop potatoes are as yet unaffected by blight. An outbreak of this disease has, however, been reported as having occurred on early potatoes in the Penzance district of Cornwall, but as lifting has been in progress for some time, and will be completed at an early date, the crop is safe from serious damage.