§ 29. Sir David Renton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the percentage uptake of potato acreage quotas.
§ Mr. Bishop
The area of potatoes planted in Great Britain this year by registered producers is estimated to be about 186,000 hectares. This is 88 per cent. of the overall quota area issued by the Potato Marketing Board and 95 per cent. of the target area, and represents a higher percentage of the target than in 1974 or 1975.