§ 92. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Food what is the estimated tonnage of potatoes this year that he is appropriating for seed, chats, normal shrinkage and wastage in store, Services' needs and exports, 247W respectively; and for what purpose the 800,000 tons of potatoes that are to remain in Northern Ireland will be used.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The 800,000 tons of the 1947 crop remaining in Northern Ireland are to cover ware for human consumption there, seed, small exports of seed, small exports for the Services overseas, normal shrinkage and wastage (including usage on farms), and processing for human consumption. The allowances which we consider it prudent to make under the heading specified when estimating the quantity of potatoes of the 1947 Great Britain crop likely to be available for human consumption are:
tons Seed for planting 1,193,000 Chats 463,000 Normal shrinkage and wastage (incl. use on farms) 722,000 Services 93,000 Exports (seed and ware) 15,000