§ Mr. Baker
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what volume of imports from the United States, for the latest year for which figures are available, came in the form of(a) raw potatoes, (b) processed potatoes, including powder and (c) potatoes present in finished products destined for human consumption. 
§ Ms Quin
[holding answer 19 October 1999]: Imports of processed potatoes from the United States are given in the following table. There were no recorded imports of raw potatoes and imports of potatoes present in finished products are not separately identifiable.
Imports of potatoes from the USA in 1998 Processed potatoes1 Thousand tonnes 6.1 Raw equivalent (thousand tonnes) 9.6 1Includes prepared, frozen, canned, crisped and dehydrated.