HC Deb 08 February 1937 vol 320 cc33-4
63. Captain Macnamara

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the acute distress amongst poultry farmers in the country; when it is proposed to introduce measures which will assist them; and whether, in the meanwhile, he will consider introducing some emergency measure which will protect them until a long-term policy is ready?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I am sending to my hon. and gallant Friend copies of the replies I gave on 21st and 25th January to questions on this subject by my right hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Ripon (Major Hills) and my hon. Friend the Member for Dorset, East (Mr. Hall-Caine), to which I regret I am not in a position to add.

average prices of all barley returned as sold under the Corn Returns Act, 1882, and the Corn Sales Act, 1921, during the 24 weeks beginning with the first week in August for the years 1934, 1935, and 1936.

Following is the table:

24 weeks beginning first week in August. Quantity. Price per cwt.
Cwt. s. d.
1934 7,135,210 9 3
1935 7,829,907 8 9
1936 8,182,277 9 7