HC Deb 25 March 1895 vol 32 cc37-8
CAPTAIN BETHELL (York, E. R., Holderness)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he will take steps to ascertain through the Foreign Office the prices of the leading articles of farm produce and of articles used on the farm in a few places in France, Germany, Austria, and Italy, and publish the results in a Return or in the Official Journal?


The prices of wheat in Belgium, France, Germany, and the United States, and of live stock and meat in Chicago, Paris, and Brussels, were published in Parliamentary Papers issued last year, copies of which I shall be glad to supply to the hon. Member. We hope also to be able to publish some further information as to the prices of agricultural commodities abroad in the next number of our Official Journal. I attach great importance to the subject, and I shall be happy to bean the suggestion of the hon. Member in mind, and do everything in my power to extend the information available as to the course of prices abroad.