HC Deb 09 September 1942 vol 383 cc170-1W
Mr. Snadden

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food how much per stone have potatoes been cheapened in total to consumers as a result of the operation of the Government's potato subsidy policy in respect of the 1941 crop?

Mr. Mabane

It is estimated that retail prices of potatoes were cheaper by 2¼d. per stone at the beginning of the 1941 season and by 8½d. per stone at the end of the season than they would have been had there been no subsidies.