HC Deb 19 October 1915 vol 74 c1620

asked the Secretary to the Treasury the maximum and minimum prices per ton paid by the Government for hay sold by farmers in England, Scotland, and Ireland, respectively?


The range of prices for this year's crop in England is from £3 10s. to £5 (in isolated cases £5 10s.); in Scotland from £3 15s. to £4 15s.; and in Ireland from £3 10s. to £4 10s. A small amount of hay has been purchased in Scotland for delivery next year at prices rising to £6 10s. for delivery in May and later months. The price for Irish hay relates only to purchases made before 1st December next. In England the prices are fixed by the Farmers' County Committees, and in Scotland under arrangements made in consultation with local experts and with the Highland Society.