HC Deb 23 February 1933 vol 274 c1901
58. Sir H. CROFT

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the average price of barley grown in England in 1929, 1930, 1931, and 1932, respectively?


According to the returns furnished to the Ministry under the Corn Returns Act, 1882, and the Corn Sales Act, 1921, the average price per cwt. of 112 lbs. of British barley in the years mentioned was as follows:

s d
1929 9 11
1930 7 11
1931 7 11
1932 7 7


In view of the steady decline in the price of barley, is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman considering whether any relief can be given in respect of this crop by any form of legislation?

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