§ Mr. HAYDAY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture the date when barley was decontrolled, the price per quarter at the date of decontrol, the average price for each succeeding month, and the ruling market price of to-day?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
British barley of the 1918 crop was decontrolled on 14th August, 1919. The maximum price subject to certain allowances of the 1918 crop was 67s. per quarter of 448 lbs. (59s. 10d. per quarter of 400 lbs.). The average price of British barley as computed upon the Corn Returns Act, 1882, in each succeeding month was as follows:—
Month of— Per qr. Of400lbs. September, 1919 … 92s. 10d. October, 1919 … 94s. 8d. November, 1919 … 101s. 5d. December, 1919 … 105s. 10d. January, 1920 … 108s. 5d. February, 1920 … 101s. 1d.
The present price on the same basis is approximately 96s. per quarter.