HC Deb 17 July 1941 vol 373 c751W
Mr. Jackson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food at what date were the first releases of the 20,000 reserve tons of potatoes held by his Department made, and what quantity have they still on hand?

Major Lloyd George

The whole of the 20,000 tons referred to in the Question, forming part of a larger reserve which was being held by my Department for end of season requirements, was already allocated to merchants at the time when their release was announced to the Press on 1st July. Daily deliveries have been effected since that date, but the quantity still to be delivered is negligible.

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