HC Deb 08 April 1975 vol 889 cc409-10W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was the average world price and Common Market price per ton, quality for quality, of (a) wheat, and (b) maize, on 20th March 1975.

Mr. Bishop:

There are no recognised criteria for measuring an "average world price" for wheat and maize. However, the asking prices for representative trading varieties as reported by the HGCA— Home-Grown Cereals Authority—for Monday 24th March, the nearest reporting date to 20th March, were as in the following tables. I would emphasise that United States' and French milling wheats are not comparable as to quality.

that whale stocks in the Antarctic are not over-exploited, and will continue to do so. Conservation measures presently in force include catch limits, closed seasons, closed areas and minimum size limits. There is a total ban on the taking of the seriously endangered species.