HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 cc2117-8W
Mr. Quibell

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether there has been an extension of disease in the potato crop; and what is his latest information on the subject?

Mr. Hudson

If the hon. Member is referring to dry rot disease I would refer him to the answer given on 10th July to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Howdenshire (Colonel Carver). There has been no further spread since then. "Blight" has appeared amongst crops of early varieties in South Wales and Lincolnshire. Spraying is now in progress in these districts.