§ 91. Mr. Forbes Hendry
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that, on Deeside and elsewhere, large quantities of potatoes which were purchased by the Potato Marketing Board from the growers in 1958 and 1959 at £12 per ton have been left to rot in their clamps; and whether he will take steps to prevent similar waste in future by prohibiting imports of potatoes while home grown stocks are available at reasonable prices.
§ Mr. Maudling
No imports of main crop potatoes have been permitted since mid-1959. It would be contrary to our general commercial policy to reimpose restrictions on imports of new potatoes.