§ 46. Sir J. Duncan
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the basic acreage for potatoes in Great Britain in 1961; how many acres mere planted; what is the basic acreage for 1962; and how many acres he expects to be planted.
§ Mr. Soames
The basic acreage allocated by the Potato Marketing Board for Great Britain in 1961 was 810,000 acres. 1961 was, however, a quota year, and the quota amounted to 742,000 acres. A total of 628,000 acres was planted, 592,000 acres of this by producers registered with the Potato Marketing Board. 1962 is not a quota year; the basic acreage for the year is 792,000 acres. It is too early to state precisely what acreage will in the event be planted.