HC Deb 10 March 1964 vol 691 c38W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for what particular experiments he authorised the Agricutural Marketing Development Executive Committee to make a grant of £100,000 to the Potato Marketing Board.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

Investigations and experiments in potato storage, both in bulk and in separate lots, and in the handling, grading and packaging of potatoes; trial sales of specially packed or prepared potatoes in retail, wholesale and industrial markets; and research into different types of consumer demand in different markets by means of test samples.

The experiments as a whole are designed to find out which are the right potatoes for each market and to find the best use for all potatoes.