HC Deb 09 August 1916 vol 85 c1025
16. Mr. LUNDON

asked the Secretary of State for War what was the average price paid per ton for hay in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, respectively, last year; and is it the intention of the War Office to allow the same price for hay in Ireland during the coming autumn and winter as that paid in Great Britain?


The Irish price for hay during the ensuing year will be, approximately, 5s. per ton less than that paid in Great Britain. Last year's prices were on the same basis, but sufficient time has not been given to collect the figures and arrive at the averages for the different countries.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that a very large number of people who sell hay to the military are waiting for their money?


There is a question bearing on that point.