HC Deb 23 November 1943 vol 393 c1461W
Mr. Wood

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that there has been deterioration of potato crops in the North of England owing to the laxity of his Department in collecting potatoes sold under contract; and whether he is prepared to pay the price contracted for for such crops?

Mr. Mabane

Investigations are proceeding into cases where it is alleged that my Department has not implemented the terms of potato purchase contracts and that deterioration has resulted, with a view to settlements being made with the growers on the basis of the value of the potatoes at the time of inspection for purchase.