HC Deb 25 February 1952 vol 496 c73W
1. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Food how far the Government are relying on British farmers to grow more linseed for the 1952 harvest, in view of the present high cost of imports; and if he will state the terms on which his Department will buy home-grown linseed.

Major Lloyd George

We hope that farmers will do their best to extend the production of linseed, which is one of the crops in the scheme of ploughing up grants referred to by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture in his statement on 4th February.

The minimum price for seed from the 1952 crop was announced on Wednesday, 20th February, but actual buying prices will be related to the prices of imports current at the time of purchase.