HC Deb 17 December 1937 vol 330 c1488W
Mr. Chater

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what were the amounts paid out of the Wheat Fund in respect of wheat deficiency payments during the cereal years ended 31st July, 1935, 1936 and 1937?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

I am glad to have this opportunity of correcting an error that was inadvertently made in the reply given to the hon. Member on 2nd November last. The figures for the Wheat Deficiency Payments for the years ended 31st July, 1935 and 1936, were correctly given in that reply, but the figure for the year ended 31st July, 1937, was £1,340,367, and not as previously stated. The following statement should be substituted for the statement contained in the answer to which reference has been made:

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I regret that I am not in a position to estimate the effect which the circumstance referred to has had on the supply of pigs from Northern Ireland to this country. The numbers of pigs brought to England and Wales from Northern Ireland in the months of October, 1937 and 1936, and in May, 1937, were respectively, 5,842, 2,755, and 11,163.