HC Deb 25 February 1924 vol 170 c52W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the rapid advance in the price of potatoes; and whether he will institute an inquiry to see whether there is any justification for such advances which greatly affect the purchasing power of the poor?


I am aware that the present price of potatoes is high, especially as compared with last year, when very unremunerative prices were obtained by growers and consumers benefited correspondingly. I do not think an inquiry is necessary. The higher prices this year are clearly due to the reduced acreage and lower yield.