HC Deb 05 July 1949 vol 466 cc147-8W
85. Mr. McKie

asked the Minister of Food if he will make a statement regarding the recent importation to Scotland of several thousand tons of Cornish potatoes; and if he is aware that this proceeding has blocked the whole market normally available to Scottich growers of early potatoes and inflicted severe loss on the industry.

Dr. Summerskill

Only about 1,325 tons of Cornish new potatoes were sold for human consumption in Scotland. The last sale was on 13th June. This action had no adverse effect on the market for Scottish early potatoes, few of which were ready for lifting at that date.