Potatoes, Northern Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 12th February 1941.

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Photo of Reverend Dr James Little Reverend Dr James Little , Down

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, as there is abundance of high-grade potatoes in Northern Ireland, he will make arrangements for the purchase of as large a quantity of these as possible for table use and seed purposes in Britain?

Major Lloyd George:

I would refer my hon. Friend to the Press statement on this subject issued last week on my Noble Friend's behalf by the Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland. I am informed that the announcement referred to has given satisfaction to potato growers in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Reverend Dr James Little Reverend Dr James Little , Down

Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman take steps to see that these potatoes are taken up as early as possible, as we want to be in a position to prepare the fields for the next crop?

Major Lloyd George:

I will certainly look into that point.