§ 50. Mr. Osborne
asked the Minister of Food why he sent 600 tons of new Cornish potatoes to Boston for cattle food at a time when Lincolnshire growers are unable to market their own crops; and why he does not abolish the potato and carrot division now that supply has overtaken demand.
§ Dr. Summerskill
These potatoes were sent to Boston for manufacture into potato flour for human consumption. They had therefore no effect whatever on the market for local potatoes. My Department must continue to implement the guarantee to growers given under the Agriculture Act, 1947.