HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 cc653-4W
Mr. Lyons

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will state the average wholesale price of home-produced eggs at the latest convenient date in 1939; and the average prices of wheat, bran, maize and middlings at the like time?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

The following statement shows the average wholesale prices of certain grades of eggs and of feeding-stuffs during the week ended 1st February, 1939.

Description. Unit. Week ended 1stFeb., 1939.
£ s. d.
Eggs: National Mark Special Weight(a) 120 17 0
Eggs: National Mark Standard Weight(a) 120 16 0
Eggs: 1st quality(b) Dozen 1 6
Eggs: 2nd quality(b) Dozen 1
Wheat(c) Cwt. 4 4
Bran, British(d) Ton (2240 lbs.) 6 17 0
Maize, Argentine(d) Cwt. 6 8
Weatings(d) Ton (2240 lbs.) 6 4 0
Middlings, fine, imported(e). Ton (2240 lbs.) 6 8 6

(a) At London.

(b) At certain representative country markets in England and Wales.

(c) Average prices returned at markets scheduled under the Corn Returns Act, 1882 and the Corn Sales Act, 1921.

(d) At Bristol, Hull, Liverpool and London.

(e) At Liverpool and London.