HC Deb 17 March 1885 vol 295 cc1430-1

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he can state the number of quarters of barley returned in 1884 as having been sold at and below 32s. a quarter, and the number of quarters returned as having been sold at a price exceeding 32s. a quarter; and, whether he can state the lowest and the highest price per quarter of barley returned in 1884?


(who replied) said: I regret to say that I am unable to give the information asked for by the hon. Member. It could only be obtained by the examination of several hundred thousand entries; and the Return would consequently be extremely troublesome and costly.