Major Lloyd George:
Yes, Sir, I am aware that, in accordance with Government policy, there are substantial reserves of potatoes and carrots in the country. With regard to potatoes, I am advised that there is a steady trade and no accumulation in growers' hands inconsistent with the holding of stocks for trading until the end of the season. Growers who wish to be relieved of finding a market for their potatoes may offer them to the Ministry for purchase not later than 31st March, 1942. The Ministry will also take over any surplus unsold by growers on 31st May, 1942. With regard to carrots, growers are compensated for normal depreciation of stocks held by them on the farm, by means of a rising scale of prices to the end of May. They also have the assurance that all sound and marketable carrots will be purchased by the National Vegetable Marketing Company.