HC Deb 14 July 1954 vol 530 c33W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Food if he will reconsider the decision to operate the silos and stores of the Recommissioned Mills, Limited, on a service basis for the 1954 crop, as the changes involved are causing anxiety to the producers.

Major Lloyd George

Now that a free market in grain has been established and guarantees to producers are provided by a system of deficiency payments without the intervention of a Government buyer, it is inappropriate for a Government-controlled company to operate by continuing to purchase and sell grain or to act on the commercial account of producers

Details of the service method of operation are now being worked out by my Department in consultation with the Agricultural Departments, the National Farmers' Unions and other interests concerned and a leaflet describing the service will be issued to growers and other users at the earliest possible moment.