HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c862W
Dr. Little

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether, owing to the demand for seed potatoes of good quality from plot-holders in England, and as a change from the soil of Ulster to the soil of England would be productive of good results, he will consider taking over at a fair price the available supplies in Northern Ireland where there has been a large crop this year of high-grade potatoes?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Seed potatoes grown in Northern Ireland may be freely consigned to Great Britain for sale subject to the provisions of the Maximum Prices Order now in force, and of course, of the ordinary health regulations affecting the movement of seed potatoes in this country, and I have no reason to think that the supply will fall short of the demand. There seems, therefore, to be no need for special action of the kind suggested.