HC Deb 05 April 1922 vol 152 c2266W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he proposes to issue any Orders in respect of the control of wart disease, or other diseases, of potatoes; and, if so, whether, in view of the large supply of seed sent to the English markets by Scottish potato growers, he will consult the Scottish Board of Agriculture and give to the Scottish associations interested in potato growing an opportunity of considering his proposals and of making representations concerning them before they may be put in operation?


The Ministry's policy for the control of wart disease is at present the subject of consideration by two Departmental Advisory Committees. It is not proposed to make any change in the existing procedure until those Committees have made their recommendations. The reply to the second part of the question is in the affirmative.