§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Food if he will do everything possible to accelerate the movement of potatoes already sold to his Department, in view of the anxiety felt by producers about the disposal of the 1953 main crop; and if he will consider making an advance payment for potatoes placed under contract with his Department.
§ Major Lloyd George
Yes, we are doing all we can and have sold more than at comparable dates in recent seasons. Stock feeding remains the chief outlet for the surplus and farmers will best assist disposal by increasing their orders for stockfeed potatoes.
I regret that it is not possible to make advance payments to growers