HC Deb 05 August 1966 vol 733 c205W
Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in view of the necessity to save on imports of food, he will take steps to facilitate the provision by the Potato Marketing Board of processing facilities for potatoes which may be either surplus to demand or below standard for marketing so as to ensure an adequate supply every year in spite of the impossibility of assessing the crop yield each year in advance.

Mr. John Mackie

There are several possible ways of putting surplus and low grade potatoes to good use, thereby saving imports. The Department is at present exploring these possibilities with the Potato Marketing Board.

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