§ 56. Mr. Spence
asked the Minister of Food whether he intends to purchase home-produced barley for his Department at the minimum controlled price of £4 1s. or whether he will pay higher prices for good quality clean milling barley which grades 54 lbs. to the bushel.
§ Mr. Strachey
The price which the Government have guaranteed to the grower for millable barley, whatever may be its bushel weight, is £4 1s. per quarter, and my Department would not be prepared to pay a higher price.