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Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that within the last few weeks people were queueing for potatoes in Sunderland while there was a surplus in Manchester; and whether he will now entrust the purchase and distribution of potatoes entirely to dealers.

There were plenty of old potatoes about, but new potatoes were generally short at the beginning of June and Manchester was no better off than Sunderland.