HC Deb 05 November 1945 vol 415 cc1050-1W
Mr. Kenyon

asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of the shortage of food in Europe, he will consider prohibiting the sale of potatoes for stock-feeding, with a view to exporting the excess of our requirements to the liberated countries.

Sir B. Smith

Sound ware potatoes may not be sold or used for stock-feeding, except with the agreement of my Department; those we are now releasing are damaged or unsuitable for keeping or shipping. If the census of potato stocks now being taken confirms that there is a surplus over home and Forces requirements, export to Europe will be considered.