HC Deb 23 June 1948 vol 452 c138W
63. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Food what quantities of potatoes he has been able to offer during the last six months for consumption and use in Germany and Central Europe; what proportion of those offered were drawn from home stocks; and what proportion from purchases abroad.

Mr. Strachey

Forty-five thousand tons of old potatoes and 30,000 tons of new have been sold to the Control Commission for Germany, all during the past month. All the new and half the old were from home supplies and the rest from imported stocks.