HC Deb 18 February 1927 vol 202 c1272W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the average prices for sheep stock at auction sales are stated by the Highland Society to have been 52s. to 85s. for ewes, and 32s. to 52s. for lambs, at Whitsunday, 1921, and 56s. to 88s. for sheep. and 36s. to 82s. 2d. for lambs at Whitsunday, 1925; and whether he can give corresponding figures for 1926?


The figures quoted by the hon. and gallant Member correspond approximately with those given in a Table published in the Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland for 1926 as representing the range of prices of Cheviot sheep in Scotland throughout the years in question. The reply to the last part of the question is in the negative.