HC Deb 01 February 1949 vol 460 c225W
Brigadier Rayner

asked the Minister of Food how many tons of potatoes bought by his Department in Eire at a price of approximately £10 a ton are being resold to Irish alcohol factories at between £3 and £4 a ton; and what is the total loss involved in this transaction.

Mr. Strachey

Thirty thousand tons on which there will be a loss of approximately £206,250.