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Potato Industry (Northern Ireland)

Volume 87: debated on Thursday 21 November 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he intends to take to assist the potato industry of Northern Ireland after the bad summer weather.

Northern Ireland potato prices are reasonably firm at present, but market support in the form of a stockfeed scheme could be introduced later in the season if the trend in market prices showed this to be necessary.