HC Deb 18 December 1946 vol 431 c380W
55. Lieut.-Colonel Kingsmill

asked the Minister of Food what is the average price per ton given for English and Argentine wheat, respectively; and what are the average weekly agricultural wages in both cases.

Mr. Strachey

The grower's fixed price for United Kingdom millable wheat will average about £14 18s. per ton this season. The acreage payment works out at another £2 6s. 8d. per ton. The price to be paid to the grower in Argentina represents about £12 15s. per ton. The national minimum wage for male agricultural workers in England and Wales is 80s. per week; I have no, information about agricultural wages in Argentina.

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