HC Deb 28 June 1909 vol 7 c12

asked the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether he can give approximately the stocks of wheat now available within the United Kingdom for immediate consumption, and similar figures at the same period during the last five years; and whether he can indicate the chief sources of supply during the next few months?

The TREASURER of the HOUSEHOLD (Sir E. Strachey)

We do not collect statistics of stocks of wheat, but it is generally accepted that there is but little wheat in farmers' hands at the present time. The chief sources of supply until the new crop is available are India, Argentina, North America, Russia, and Australia.