HC Deb 12 April 1921 vol 140 c951W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the difficulty that many farmers are experiencing of finding a market for their wheat; and what steps he proposes to take to secure better markets for British wheat growers?


I am aware of the difficulty referred to, and arrangements have now been made with flour millers which should enable them to use home-grown wheat freely and to pay for it, on the average, a price not-less than the price properly receivable by growers for wheat of average quality. No definite guarantee can, of course, be given that millers will be able to purchase all the home-grown wheat that may be offered to them at any given time, especially if farmers press their wheat on the market in excess of normal requirements, but the Ministry does not doubt that the whole of the wheat crop is required and that by the end of the cereal year it will have been absorbed by the mills.