HC Deb 05 February 1931 vol 247 cc2117-8
92. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the average price per quarter of wheat at the present time; and what steps he is taking to ensure a remunerative price to British agricultural producers?


According to the returns received under the Corn Returns Act, 1882, and the Corn Sales Act, 1921, the average price of British wheat in England and Wales during the week ended 31st January, 1931, was 5s. 5d. per cwt., equivalent to 23s. 3d. per quarter of 480 lbs. As regards the second part of the question, I have nothing to add to recent answers to questions on the cereal situation.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say what it costs to grow?


It depends upon the farmer and the yields.