HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 c120W
Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Food what was the total consumption of potatoes in tons in Great Britain during the years 1947, 1948 and 1949 respectively; what was the total tonnage each year grown at home and imported, and, separately, exported; what happened to the surpluses; what was the total cost each year to the taxpayer involved in the operation of fixed growers' prices; and what are the estimated figures in each case for 1950.

Mr. Webb

The following is the information:

reasonable grounds for excluding imports of fresh fruit and vegetables which compete with home-grown produce. I cannot say what the reduction, if any, will be, but it would certainly be very small indeed in relation to the total supply of fresh fruits and vegetables.