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Argentine Wheat (Purchase)

Volume 440: debated on Wednesday 23 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Food whether he will make a statement regarding the delay in shipping 500,000 tons of wheat from the Argentine to this country, bought under bulk purchase; whether the price was free on board; and what is the nature of the dispute over this contract with the Argentine.

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Members for Orpington (Sir W. Smithers) and Leominster (Mr. Baldwin) on 21st July.

Does the contract specify an f.o.b. price, or is the House to understand that the Minister omitted to include such a clause in the contract?