§ 26. Captain REGINALD TERRELL
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can now state how he proposes to guarantee to the farmer the minimum price of corn in 1919, which shall not be less than the maximum in 1918?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD Of AGRICULTURE (Sir Arthur Boscawen)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the question addressed to me by the right hon. Member for South Molton on the 10th instant, to the effect that I hoped to be able to make a definite announcement before the end of the month, or, in any case, before Easter.
§ Lieutenant-Colonel WEIGALL
Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that the seeding season is on, and we cannot wait till the end of this month? Cannot he give an answer before the end of this week?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
I am afraid it is impossible. I have promised my hon. and gallant Friend that an answer will be given as soon as possible.