asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has considered what steps can be taken to enable British manufacturers of potato flour to purchase home-grown potatoes at a price which enables them to compete with cheap imports from Canada; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend is at present considering, in consultation with all the interests concerned, whether it would be possible, consistently with the potato gurantee arrangements, to make supplies available for granule manufacture at more economic prices.
Does my hon. Friend agree that it might not be in the interests of growers of good-quality potatoes for the produce and potato merchants to be bypassed in any future arrangement?