HC Deb 01 May 1952 vol 499 cc106-7W
74. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Agriculture to what extent research is continuing into potato disease; and whether he is satisfied that the qualities of potatoes at the present time are no worse than in 1938.

Sir T. Dugdale

Extensive research on diseases and pests of the potato is in progress at a number of centres. I have no evidence that there has been any falling off in the average quality of potatoes since 1938.