HC Deb 29 July 1904 vol 139 cc83-4

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the

Countries Duties on imported Wheat per cwt. Average prices of wheat per cwt. Basis and of price. Approximate percentage of home-grown wheat to total supply (five years 1899–1903).
s. d s. d
United Kingdom Nil. 6 2 Gazette average price of British wheat (last week in June) 22½
6 10 Average price of imported wheat (June)
Germany 1 8 Berlin official market price at June 30th 66
France 2 10¼ 8 Paris official price at June 25th 98*
Italy 3 0 9 Mean market price June19th 82

Home-grown wheat appears to be included in the average prices published by all the above foreign countries.

* Average of four years 1899–1902.

cause of the delay in introducing electric traction on the Metropolitan and Metropolitan District Railways; and by what date these lines will be working under the new system.

(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) I have communicated with the railway companies concerned on the subject of the hon. Member's Question and have received replies, of which I am sending him copies.