§ MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade what is the duty per quarter upon wheat charged upon entry into Germany; and what is the present price of wheat in Germany compared with the price of the same quality in Britain.
(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The Customs duty leviable in Germany on imported wheat is at the rate of 3 mks. 50 pfgs. per 100 kilogs., equal to 7s. 7½d. per quarter. The average price of wheat on the 1st July, at the nine German markets, for which particulars are quoted in the Reichsanzeiger for the 2nd July, was 35s. 6d. per quarter. The average Gazette price of British wheat in England and Wales for the week ended 27th June was 27s. 6d. per quarter.