HC Deb 21 September 1931 vol 256 cc1260-1
19. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Minister of Agriculture what are the latest figures for wheat, oats, and barley; and how these compare with the average price since the War?


According to the returns received under the Corn Returns Act, 1882, during the week ended lath September last, prices of British wheat, barley and oats were 4s. 8d., 9s. 9d., and 5s. 7d. per cwt. respectively. The average prices for the period 1919 to 1930 were 12s, 4d. for wheat, 13s. 1d. for barley and 11s. 2d. for oats.

Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

Does my right hon. Friend realise that agriculture can never be carried on in this country under those conditions?


I am very well aware of the position.

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