HC Deb 17 July 1940 vol 363 c228W
Colonel Burton

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food, whether he has considered the question of producing potato flour in this country to eke out the cereal product; where are any factories in the kingdom which are capable of doing this service; and are they now so employed?

Mr. Boothby

This matter has been the subject of very full consideration. There are two factories now in existence, one at Wisbech (Cambridgeshire) and the other at Skelmersdale (Lancashire) which are capable of manufacturing this product, and four additional factories now in course of erection are being equipped with the necessary machinery for the purpose. The reply to the last part of my hon. and gallant Friend's Question is in the negative. At this season of the year there are no potatoes suitable for this form of processing.