HC Deb 20 July 1939 vol 350 cc726-7W
Mr. Barnes

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can state the amount in deficiency payments received by wheat growers since the passing of the Wheat Act, 1932?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

The total sums received by wheat growers by way of deficiency payments for the six completed cereal years 1932–33 to 1937–38 amount to £27,415,874. For the current cereal year, 1938–39, the estimated total amount of deficiency payments is £9,200,000, of which approximately £6,971,400 has already been advanced to growers by the Wheat Commission.