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Potatoes (Prices)

Volume 393: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1943

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64.

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will give the prices paid for potatoes during October and the prices to be paid from 1st November in the several zones of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, respectively?

As the price schedules are very long, I am sending my hon. Friend copies of the Statutory Rules and Orders in which they are fully set out. Northern Ireland grower's fixed prices from 1st January, 1944, will be prescribed by an Order to be issued later.

On what basis has the price of Northern Ireland potatoes been fixed at such a low figure, more especially as the people of Ulster cannot understand why the prices fixed should be so much below the prices paid for British potatoes?