HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 cc2107-8W
Mrs. Tate

asked the Minister of Agriculture the quantity of home-grown oats sold in England and Wales in the years 1937, 1938 and 1939, respectively; what proportions of these oats were sold by merchants; and what proportions were sold direct by farmers?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

The quantities of British oats sold during the years 1937, 1938 and 1939 at towns from which returns are required under the Corn Returns Act, 1882, and the Corn Sales Act, 1921, were 2,316,640 cwt., 2,040,112 cwt. and 2,119,447 cwt. respectively. These figures include resales. I regret that the information asked for in the latter part of the Question is not available.