HC Deb 05 December 1958 vol 596 cc177-8W
Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to what extent advance payments will be made this year on account of the deficiency payments for barley, oats, and mixed corn.

Mr. John Hare

After consultation with the Advisory Committee concerned, it has been decided that advance payments shall be made in respect of barley, oats and mixed corn on account of the deficiency payments for the cereal year ending 30th June, 1959. The advance payments will be at the rate of £5 10s. per acre for barley and £2 per acre for oats and mixed corn. These payments, which will begin at once, are expected to total about £20 million.