asked the Minister of Agriculture what prices he has been paying for blackface wool in recent weeks; and at what prices he has been selling it.
The maximum prices which are paid to producers for Scottish blackface wool of the 1950 clip are 29¾d. per lb. for washed wool, and 26¾d. per lb. for greasy wool. The prices received for blackface wool at recent auction sales have ranged between 80d. and 84d. per lb.