HC Deb 14 February 1945 vol 408 c246W
Sir C. Edwards

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will consider changing the subsidy on potatoes from acres planted, to potatoes delivered to the market and thus place the incentive on the raising of potatoes instead of on the planting.

Mr. T. Williams

No, Sir. The greater part of the potato grower's return is already contained in the fixed price received on the sale of the crop. The remaining part, which takes the form of an acreage payment, is intended primarily to meet the case of growers who are required to plant potatoes on land from which high yields cannot normally be expected.