HC Deb 27 February 1945 vol 408 c1266W
Mr. Jackson

asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, why the divisional adviser for the Shrewsbury area has raised the price of pea and bean sticks from 1s. 6d. per bundle of 25 bean sticks to 3s. 6d., and from 1s. 1d. to 2s. 6d. per bundle of 40 for pea sticks, for this year, to the Ludlow Allotments Association.

Mr. Price

I have been asked to reply. The Forestry Commission prices for pea and bean sticks in the past have resulted in a loss. Present prices give only a reasonable return for the material and labour involved.