HC Deb 15 May 1968 vol 764 c246W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied that the present level of potato imports is not injurious to home producers; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hoy

There have been no imports of main crop potatoes this season, only imports of early potatoes, which meet a different kind of demand. The home grower is protected against them during the home marketing season by a duty on supplies from non-Commonwealth sources which is at a level of £9 6s. 8d. per ton from 16th May to 30th June.