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Volume 930: debated on Thursday 21 April 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to ensure an adequate supply of potatoes for 1977–78.

The target area for potatoes has been set at a level which, given normal weather conditions, should provide sufficient potatoes to meet our requirements. Plantings have been delayed in some areas because of wet ground conditions but I expect the target area to be achieved.