HC Deb 26 November 1945 vol 416 c894
68. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in order to encourage the growing of wheat, he will increase the price of wheat per quarter by half the amount it was reduced when the acreage payment was introduced.

Mr. T. Williams

No, Sir.

Mr. Tiirton

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that unless the price for wheat-growing is made more remunerative, there will be a large decrease in the wheat acreages next year?

Mr. Williams

Surely the hon. Gentleman will agree that, to break into the price in the middle of the first annual review, would completely destroy the confidence of farmers throughout the country in the stability of these annual prices.