HC Deb 02 July 1903 vol 124 cc1175-6

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade what is the duty per quarter upon wheat charged upon entry into France; and what is the present price of wheat in France compared with the price of the same quality in Britain.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The French import duty on wheat is at the rate of seven francs per 100 kilogrammes, equal to 12s. 2½d. per quarter. The average of the prices of wheat at the eleven French markets for which particulars are given in the Journal Official for the 29th June was 40s. 8½d. per quarter. The Gazette average price of British wheat in England and Wales for the week ended 20th June was 27s. 6d. per quarter.