§ 32. Major WHELER
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, when fixing the price for the 1917 wool clip in the United Kingdom at 50 per cent, above the wool prices in 1914, it is also proposed to fix the prices given by the Government for the wool clip from the overseas Dominions?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The price at which the Colonial clip is now being bought has already been settled. In fixing the price 2379 for the 1917 clip of British wool regard has been had to the price at which wool is now being purchased in Australia and New Zealand.
§ Major WHELER
May we take it that the British farmer cannot be put in any position of disadvantage compared with the Colonial farmer?