§ 29. Mr. Boscawen
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by how much butter prices have fallen in recent weeks.
§ 55. Mr. Charles Morrison
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimate he has made of trends in the price of butter.
§ Mr. Prior
First hand prices of all the main varieties of butter fell by between £30 and £57 a ton on 5th June. Official54W figures of retail prices are not available beyond 18th April. But I expect recent reductions at first hand to be fully reflected in appropriate reductions in the shops. Prices in some shops have already come down by 2p to 3p per pound and by more than this in some cases.