HC Deb 18 February 1931 vol 248 c1247

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will state for the year 1930 the home production of oats in Great Britain; the amount imported, specifying imports from Germany; the amount exported; and the average price per hundredweight?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. William Adamson)

I have been asked to reply to this question. The production of oats in Great Britain in 1930 amounted to 1,988,000 tons. The imports of oats into the United Kingdom from all sources during 1930 were 483,000 tons, of which 153,000 tons were received from Germany. The average declared value of the former was 5s. per cwt. and of the latter 5s. 7d. per cwt. Exports of oats from the United Kingdom were 14,000 tons with an average declared value of 8s. 7d. per cwt. The average price of British oats in England and Wales in 1930, as ascertained under the Corn Returns Act, 1882, and the Corn Sales Act, 1921, was 6s. 2d. per cwt. The average price in Scotland was 5s. 6d.