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Potato Growers' Quotas

Volume 884: debated on Monday 13 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the quota set for potato growers in Wales in 1975; and what proportion is so far taken up.

The Potato Marketing Board has fixed the quotas for registered producers for the 1975 crop at 100 per cent. of their basic acreage. The same quota applies throughout Great Britain. This level was designed to achieve the target of 495,000 acres for registered producers in Great Britain. It is not possible to forecast with any certainty next year's plantings, but I am keeping the situation under close review.