HC Deb 19 June 1958 vol 589 c99W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many potatoes harvested in 1957 have been marketed by the Potato Marketing Board; and what was the cost per ton to growers for this service.

Mr. John Hare

Under the present arrangements, the Potato Marketing Board normally buys potatoes from producers only in implementation of the support price guarantee which it administers on behalf of the Government. No potatoes have been bought by the Board from the 1957 crop and the second part of the Question does not therefore arise.