19 April 1996

Legal fight over PMB funds

SOLICITORS representing rebel Potato Marketing Board council member Tony Strawson are considering taking out a court injunction in a bid to halt the PMBs ballot on the transfer of its residual funds and the setting up of a Great Britain Potato Organisation.

Despite letters from the PMB over the past week, Mr Strawson remains convinced that its ballot contravenes the 1993 Agriculture Act (News, Apr 12).

The PMB reported a late surge of votes before the ballot deadline on Monday evening. An announce-ment is expected next week.