HC Deb 16 December 1941 vol 376 cc1833-4W
Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food the maximum price of malting barley paid by the brewing trade in the autumns of 1941, 1940, 1939 and 1938, respectively?

Mr. Hudson

I am unable to supply information as to highest price paid for malting barley in the years in question, but the highest weekly average price of barley ascertained under the Corn Returns Acts in the three months September to November was as follows:

Per cwt.
1938 1939 1940 1941
s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d.
10 3 14 4 21 1 31 10

The bulk of the transactions relate to barley sold for malting.