HC Deb 28 June 1956 vol 555 cc62-3W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that the figures in the possession of Kentish farmers regarding the crops such as barley which are kept back on the farms after being harvested, to be sold at a later date, differ from the official figures; and what methods of calculation are used for obtaining the official figures.

Mr. Amory

My Department does not make or issue any official estimates of stocks of crops on farms to be sold at a later date. It would not be practicable to forecast the proportion that might be retained for use on the farm and that which might be sold.

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