HC Deb 29 June 1971 vol 820 c61W
15. Mr. Brewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is satisfied with the acreage planted for early potatoes this year and what arrangement he is making for the orderly marketing of the crop.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

My right hon. Friend is satisfied that the acreage under earlies is adequate to meet demand at reasonable prices for growers and consumers. Apart from the effect of the tariff in discouraging excessive imports when our own earlies are coming on to the market, the growers themselves, with the advice of the Potato Marketing Board, are best able to ensure orderly marketing.