HC Deb 01 February 1940 vol 356 cc1291-2W
Mr. Leonard

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware that among the abnormal increases in price of agricultural products, potatoes have recently risen to £9 6s. 8d. per ton, which some farmers assert will be increased; and what steps he intends to take to protect consumers?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The maximum growers' price f.o.r., or on buyer's lorry, under the latest Prices Order in no case exceeds £6 per ton. If the hon. Member will furnish me with any particular instances, I shall be glad to make further inquiry.

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