HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 c2211W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether having regard to the serious plight of the farmers of East Anglia and other districts, he will now reconsider the desirability of applying a system of guaranteed prices for the principal agricultural products?

Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether in order to restore confidence in the agricultural policy of the Government, he can now announce his intention to lay before the House a comprehensive policy, including price insurance, calculated to ensure fair returns and adequate wages for all branches of agriculture?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The question of the wider application of the principle of price insurance is raised in the recommendations issued a short time ago by the National Farmers' Union. The questions involved are still under examination and I am not yet in a position to make any statement on the subject.

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