§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Agriculture why he continues to maintain the war-time control of prices for homegrown wool at a point which is today approximately half the world price.
Mr. T. Williams
The price paid to producers of home-grown wool is now fixed each year after consultation with the Farmers' Unions of the United Kingdom in the same way as the prices of products to which Part I of the Agriculture Act, 1947, applies. The prices paid to United Kingdom growers are not, therefore, directly related to the prices realised from the sale of the clip.