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Volume 640: debated on Thursday 18 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will publish in full the terms of the agreement with the Cyprus Government on the importation of new potatoes without a skin test.

There is no such agreement with the Cyprus Government. The Cyprus Minister of Commerce and Industry has, however, been advised that, in the judgment of my Department's technical experts, based on the experience of previous years, the risk of spring crop potatoes which arrive here from Cyprus up to the end of June failing to comply with the conditions laid down in the definition for new potatoes is very slight, provided they are harvested when they are immature.