HC Deb 03 July 1933 vol 280 c11
18. Lord SCONE

asked the Minister of Agriculture the average price per hundredweight of home-grown and imported oats, respectively, for the period 1st January to 31st May, inclusive, in each of the years 1931, 1932 and 1933?


According to returns furnished under the Corn Returns Act and the Corn Sales Act, the average price per cwt. of British oats for the period January to May in 1931 was 6s.; in 1932, 7s. 5d., and in 1933, 5s. l0d. Imported oats are received from a number of countries, both foreign and Empire, and the price varies considerably. III the ease of Argentina the average price per cwt. (ex store at large ports) of oats imported from that country during the three periods in question has been as follows: 1931, 4s. 5d.; 1932, 6s. ed.; and 1933, 5s. 4d.