§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will compare the price of wheat for export, free on board, in the United Kingdom, France, the United States of America (Gulf of Mexico), Canada (St. Lawrence), Australia and Argentina.
§ Mr. MacGregor
The information requested is set out in the following table for the latest date for which all prices are readily available.
Export prices for selected wheats*—9 November 1984 $/tonne United Kingdom Feed wheat fob East Coast 137 France Not available† United States of America Hard Red Winter (ord.) fob Gulf 153 Soft Red Winter fob Gulf 147 Canada No. 1 Canadian Western Red Spring 13.5 per cent, fob St. Lawrence 177 Australia Australian Standard White fob 155 Argentinian Trigo Pan (breadwheat) fob 134 * Prices relate to wheats of different qualities and are not therefore directly comparable. † The latest available quote for fob Rouen is 139 $/tonne quoted on 21 September 1984.