asked the Minister of Food what is his policy with regard to the import of new potatoes from Brittany this year.
The importation of potatoes from European France is prohibited by the Importation of Plants Order of 1947 (S.R. & O. 1947 No. 671) because of the risk of Colorado beetle infection. I regret, therefore, that I cannot include Brittany in the list of places from which new potatoes may be imported.