HC Deb 20 December 1971 vol 828 c249W
65. Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what quantity of processed potatoes has been imported into the United Kingdom this year; and what requests he has received to restrict imports, in view of the record home crop of potatoes.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

The quantities of processed potatoes imported into the United Kingdom between January and October, 1971, were as follows:

Frozen potato products 1,200
Dried potatoes 1,645
Potato granules 2,964
Potato flakes 4,221
Potato flour and meal other than granules and flake 1,101
Canned potatoes 11,334
Potato crisps 472

My right hon. Friend has received requests on behalf of potato producers and processors of certain forms of processed potato for some restriction of imports of processed potato and particularly granules. As my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry informed the House on 16th November, the Department of Trade and Industry is considering an application for the imposition of anti-dumping duties on potato granules imported from Canada.—[Vol. 826, c.100.]

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