HC Deb 08 May 1952 vol 500 c54W
60. Brigadier Medlicott

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will consider, with a view to action, the advantage to the agricultural industry which would follow if the price talks began in September instead of February, so that the award could be made by December, and by this means enable farmers more effectively to plan each year's cropping.

Sir T. Dugdal

There are many strong arguments in favour of holding the Review as soon as the necessary statistical data become available. I am, of course, willing to consider my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion, but he has perhaps overlooked the fact that the crop prices fixed after any annual review do not relate to the immediately ensuing harvest but to the one after that.