§ Mr. L. SMITH
asked the Minister of Agriculture the amount of potatoes imported into this country from abroad within the last month; whether this total 513W represents an increase in the amount normally imported in this period; and what are the respective prices for these potatoes obtained in the two periods in question?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
Imports of potatoes into the United Kingdom during October, 1931, amounted to 91,654 tons. During the corresponding period of the previous five years imports varied from 1392 tons in 1928 to 13,069 tons in 1930. The estimated average wholesale price of imported potatoes during October, 1931, was about 114s. per ton as against about 78s. in October, 1930.