HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 c107W
63. Mr. Stokes

asked the Minister of Food what contracts he has made with carrot growers in East Anglia for deliveries prior to the end of January, 1947; and whether arrangements have been made for the whole of the crop to be lifted before it gets frozen in.

Mr. Strachey

I have made no such contracts. The practice as regards lifting the crop varies with different growers. Where growers put carrots into clamps, I am prepared to purchase them in the clamp at a valuation. Growers will no doubt safe guard their crops against frost damage in the manner they judge best.