HC Deb 22 June 1956 vol 554 c131W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will arrange payment of the subsidy so as to ensure a steady flow of home-grown barley to the markets, paying special attention to the difficulties of small farmers who have no storage space, and so have to sell their barley when the prices may be at their lowest.

Mr. Amory

The present acreage payment arrangements which are appropriate for barley, where a substantial part of the crop is retained by growers, preclude the use of a standard price with a seasonal scale.