HC Deb 01 March 1962 vol 654 cc165-6W
52. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission to investigate the future of the export trade with special reference to the effects on exports of monopolies, trusts, subsidiary foreign manufacturing financed by British concerns, controlled importation of raw materials, the internal prices charged for raw materials the main five acreage groups of farms, separately, for the years 1958, 1959 and 1960; and what was the percentage increase or decrease shown by these figures.

Mr. Soames

My information on farm incomes by size groups is obtained from the Farm Management Survey which is conducted by University Departments of Agricultural Economics in England and Wales.

The following is the information:

in relation to world prices, overhead charges and the cumulative effect of profit margins on the prices of British manufactured exports.

Mr. Erroll