HC Deb 05 May 1955 vol 540 c153W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that in some parts of the country there is difficulty in obtaining certified seed potatoes in fulfilment of outstanding orders; and if he will take action to improve this situation.

Mr. Amory

Some orders for seed potatoes have been held up because loading in Scotland and Northern Ireland could not take place in the early part of the year owing to the exceptional weather conditions. In recent weeks rapid progress has been made with deliveries and it is expected that all available supplies of certified seed will have been sent forward by the end of next week.