§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what were the total amounts of public money paid in respect of acreages under wheat and oats in Great Britain under the guarantees of the Corn Production Act, 1917, and the Agriculture Act, 1920, for each year during the continuance of these Acts; and what was the total amount of the payments made in respect of acreages under wheat and oats in Great Britain in 1921 under Section 2 of the Corn Production (Repeal) Act of that year?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The Corn Production Act, 1917, and Part I of the Agriculture Act, 1920, were both repealed by the Corn Production Acts (Repeal) Act, 1921, and during the period in which they were in operation no payments either became due or were paid under the provision of these Acts. The total amount paid under the Corn Production Acts (Repeal) Act in respect of wheat and oats grown in Great Britain in 1921 was £18,166,011. Of this amount, £13,983,135 was paid in England and Wales (£5,700,000 for wheat, £8,000,000 for oats, and £283,135 for mixed corn). The balance of £4,182,876 (which was paid in Scotland) consisted approximately of £190,000 for wheat, £3,991,876 for oats and £1,000 for mixed corn.