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Potatoes (Stock-Feeding)

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 November 1950

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101.

asked the Minister of Food how many tons of imported and home-grown potatoes, respectively, he expects to go to stock-feeding this season; and what will be the loss to his Department in each case.

I do not expect that any imported potatoes will be sold for stock-feeding. It is too early yet to estimate how many home-grown potatoes we may have for disposal or the loss which may be incurred as a result of the Government's guarantee of prices to the farmers under the Agriculture Act of 1947.