§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the proportion of Canadian wheat in British bread, the price of which will be raised under the levy system by £32 million a year, to what extent he estimates this additional cost will raise the cost of bread in this country.
§ Mr. Prior
Any increase in the import cost of Canadian wheat following entry to the E.E.C. will depend on a number of factors, including the extent to which technical developments reduce the usage of hard wheats in bread production. It is estimated that entry into the E.E.C. will raise retail bread prices over the transitional period by about the average for food prices generally.