HC Deb 08 December 1971 vol 827 cc326-7W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he intends to make an advance cereal deficiency payment.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

The rates per acre for advance cereals deficiency payments in the 1971–72 cereal year were announced yesterday. They are £9.29 for wheat, £3.06 for barley and £8 for oats and mixed corn.

Advances for wheat and barley will be subject to deductions of £0.29 and £0.31 per acre respectively to meet the levy payable to the Home Grown Cereals Authority.

The payments will be started immediately and completed as soon as possible.

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