HC Deb 15 July 1946 vol 425 cc158-9W
Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Food they total tonnage of home-grown wheat delivered to the mills from the 1944 harvest; and what was the average cost per ton to his Department.

Mr. Strachey:

2,277,000 tons of homegrown wheat was delivered to the mills from the 1944 harvest. The final accounts from millers for the year in question are not yet available and the cost cannot therefore be exactly computed. On the basis of the ex-farm prices of wheat and other approved charges exclusive of the wheat acreage payments, the average cost per ton, is estimated at£15 10s. 10d.