HC Deb 27 November 1934 vol 295 cc650-1
15. Mr. WHITE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the recent fixing of minimum prices for wheat in Canada; and, as the procedure appears to conflict with the terms of the Ottawa Agreements and, in particular, with Article 4 of the agreement between the United Kingdom and Canada, whether he will make an explanatory statement of the position?


I understand that the Winnipeg Grain Exchange issued an announcement on 1st November that the Canadian Government had requested that minimum prices be set on May and December wheat contracts of 80 and 75 cents, respectively, to take effect from 1st November. The possible bearing on this matter of the provisions of Article 4 of the Ottawa Agreement with Canada will not be overlooked.

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