§ Mr. A. HENDERSON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture what is the total sum now paid or due to the corn growers under the State guarantee; and what sum it will be necessary to pay to the corn growers in the current year under the guarantee?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
Nothing has been paid under the State guarantee, nor is any payment due at the present time. Whether any sum will fall to be paid in respect of the current year's crop will depend upon the average Gazette prices for the seven months ending March next. Gazette prices for wheat, barley and oats are far above the guarantee, and it is very improbable that any payment to growers will have to be made.