HC Deb 08 May 1919 vol 115 c1119W
Colonel Sir A. SPROT

asked the Food Controller whether in the event of a certain quantity of potatoes which have been stored for the Government in Scotland being found to have gone bad in a pit a claim for compensation for abnormal wastage will be allowed; and, if so, on what scale?


Under an agreement with the Ministry of Food, the Board of Agriculture for Scotland, the Scottish Agricultural Associations, representing the potato growers, it has been decided that the Ministry of Food shall increase the price of potatoes to be paid to growers in Scotland by 5s. per ton; and that this increase in price shall be accepted by the Scottish growers as fully meeting any loss in respect of abnormal wastage.

Lieutenant-Colonel A. MURRAY

asked the Food Controller whether arrangements are now being made for the shipment from Aberdeen to Germany of surplus potatoes from the north-eastern counties of Scotland?


I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that if further sales of potatoes to the German Government are arranged, the question of making shipments from Aberdeen will be carefully considered. I may say, however, that the present stock of potatoes in the north-eastern counties of Scotland is very small.