Linseed Oil

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1949.

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Colonel Hutchison:

asked the Minister of Food what price he has paid for linseed oil under the Argentine Agreement; and what are the current prices for the same commodity in the United States of America and Canada.

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

The Argentine Agreement will not stipulate the prices to be paid for linseed oil. These will be negotiated separately. The present price per ton of oil in United States of America is equivalent to about £155 and in Canada to about £90.

Colonel Hutchison:

Would the right hon. Lady expect that the prices will be at least as favourable to the users of linseed oil in this country as in other countries, as they have not been up to now?

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

I would not like to anticipate what they will be.