HC Deb 21 May 1953 vol 515 c158W
40. Mrs. Castle

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that no home-grown new potatoes are yet available; and whether, in view of this, he will reconsider his refusal to postpone suspension of the open general licence for imports of foreign potatoes.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I am informed that supplies are now coming forward from the Channel Islands. As regards the second part of the Question, I have nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member on 11th May.