HC Deb 26 March 1936 vol 310 cc1423-4W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the successful operation of the Wheat Act, he will consider introducing amending legislation at an early date to increase the present limit of six million quarters as the basis on which the deficiency payments are made?


The answer is in the negative. The limit of six million quarters must be considered in relation to the standard price of 45s. per quarter. The standard price was recently reviewed by a Statutory Committee and a decision was reached that it should remain unchanged, on the assumption that there would be no change in the basis on which deficiency payments are made.