HC Deb 31 January 1968 vol 757 c338W
77. Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the average price of ware potatoes in the major market centres of the country over the last six weeks; and to what extent this price has exceeded the guaranteed price.

Mr. Hoy

The average price paid to producers for ware potatoes in the United Kingdom for the six weeks ending 20th January is provisionally estimated at about £14 4s. per ton. The guaranteed price relates to the season as a whole and is £14 10s. The average price for the whole of the season so far is provisionally estimated at about £14 12s. per ton.