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Wheat Farmers

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals he has to assist wheat farmers.

Returns to wheat growers are assured by the cereals guarantees. Following the annual review of agriculture and the decisions of the EEC Council of Ministers on prices for 1975–6 the Government have announced a guaranteed price of £51·80 per ton for wheat for 1975–76. This is a substantial increase over the revised guarantee of £42·97 for 1974–75.