HC Deb 27 January 1930 vol 234 c608
63. Lord FERMOY

asked the Minister of Agriculture if any French wheat is now being imported into this country; if so, to what extent and at what price; and what is the price of imported foreign oats at the present time compared with that obtained by the British grower?


The quantity of wheat imported from France is insignificant, amounting to only 38 cwt. for the first four months of the current cereal year, i.e., September to December, 1929. The latest price quotation available was from 38s. 3d. to 39s. 3d. per 480 lb. c.i.f. The latest quotations for oats at London were as follows:—English 7s. 6d. per cwt., Argentine 6s. 3d., and German 6s. 10d.