HC Deb 24 September 1948 vol 456 c196W
Mr. Osborne

asked the Secretary of of State for War what has been the total consumption of dried potatoes and fresh potatoes respectively, by men serving in the Army in the United Kingdom during the three months up to the latest available period.

Mr. Shinwell

The following quantities of potatoes were issued for consumption by the Army and the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom during June. July and August:

Dried ¾ ton.
Tinned 1,600 tons.
Fresh 7,200 tons.

It is not possible to give separate figures for the Army alone. The figures do not include any purchases by units from N.A.A.F.I. with their cash allowance.