§ Sir R. Wells
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he proposes to place any restriction on the sale of seeds of the new crop of potatoes and other vegetable seeds?
I assume that my hon. Friend refers to price control. I understand that my Noble Friend the Minister of Food intends to make an Order controlling the price of seed potatoes of the 1941 crop on similar lines to that relating to the 1940 crop. I have no intention at present of fixing by Order the maximum prices at which other vegetable seeds may be sold but I have made arrangements to keep under close supervision the prices actually charged, and will not hesitate to take appropriate action if such prices are, in my opinion, disproportionately high.