§ MR. KILBRIDE (Kildare, S.)
To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether he can give quantities and prices of malting barley sold during the months of October, November, and December, 1906, in the following markets, with the weight per bushel in each market, Norwich, Lincoln, Bury St. Edmund's, Berwick, Cambridge, Bishop's Stortford, Chelmsford, York and Darlington.
§ (Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) It is not possible for me to give the hon. Member the information he desires as to the quantities and prices of malting barley, inasmuch as the Returns received under the Corn Returns Act do not distinguish malting barley from barley used for other purposes. We are making inquiries as to the weight per bushel of the barley sold at Lincoln, Bury St. Edmund's, and Berwick, but at all the other markets named in the Question it is sold by weight or weighed measures at 448 lbs. to the quarter, or 56 lbs. to the bushel.