HC Deb 05 July 1920 vol 131 c1039W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture whether, in view of the new increase of the wages of a section of land workers in Yorkshire by 66 per cent. he will concurrently guarantee proportionately higher prices for wheat and oats in the Agriculture Bill now before Parliament?


The machinery proposed in the Agriculture Bill provides that the guaranteed minimum prices should be varied each year in proportion to any rise or fall in the costs of production, and consequently any increase in the rate of wages will be taken into account in fixing the guaranteed minimum prices.