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Potatoes (Quality)

Volume 466: debated on Monday 27 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that the quality of potatoes now being distributed to merchants in the North-Western Region is so low that a large proportion is unsaleable; and what action he is taking.

There are ample supplies of very good quality potatoes available in the North-West and merchants are free to refuse consignments which are not of the specified standard. If the hon. Member will let me have details of any particular case he has in mind, I will gladly look into it.