Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will consider facilitating an increased acreage of potatoes with a view to ear-marking the increased acreage specifically for supplying potatoes to a suitable factory for the manufacture of feeding-meal for pigs, and with a view to providing a suitable supply of home-grown feeding-stuffs?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The problem of finding additional outlets for home-588W grown potatoes is essentially one for consideration by the Potato Marketing Board; but it will be apparent that producers would need to be satisfied that they would receive a remunerative price for any potatoes grown expressly for manufacture. In this connection, I understand that the Board are co-operating in a factory experiment into the economic possibilities of drying potatoes for use as feeling stuffs.