§ Mr. Shurmer
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware of the excessive price for potatoes now being charged to fish fryers in the City of Birmingham which is causing hardship to the trade and to the house 38W wife; and what action he will now take to reduce these prices.
§ Mr. John Hare
I am aware that, in common with other users, fish fryers have had to pay high prices for potatoes in recent weeks. Wholesale prices have, however, already fallen significantly and, with supplies becoming more plentiful, prices should continue to fall.