HC Deb 08 December 1927 vol 211 cc1590-1W

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the fact that no further funds are in the hands of the Public Works Loan Board out of which advances can be made under the Agricultural Credits Act of 1923, and that applications from farmers are, in consequence, being refused without examination; and whether, considering the pressing needs of agriculture, he can state at what date the promised new Agricultural Credits Bill will be introduced into Parliament?


I am aware of the position referred to in the first part of the question. With regard to the second part, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on the 10th November by the

Year. Average price of British wheat per 480 lbs.* Percentage increase over the average of 1911 to 1913. Highest and lowest monthly average price.*
Highest Lowest
s. d. Per cent. s. d. s. d.
1924 49 3 52 54 8 42 2
1925 52 2 60 58 3 44 8
1926 53 3 64 60 0 48 3
* As ascertained from returns received under the Corn Returns Act, 1882, and the Corn Sales Act, 1921.