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Mr Henry Cautley: I beg to move, at the end of the Address to add the words: But humbly regrets that in His Majesty's Gracious Speech from the Throne no announcement is made of real provision for the needs of the agricultural industry and population. I was surprised to find that his advisers were content to allow His Majesty only to make a perfunctory reference to any provision for British agriculture. The...
Mr Henry Cautley: I said just the reverse. I said I claimed the support of the whole Labour party, because they were showing such an interest in agriculture.
Mr Henry Cautley: Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman say whether the Board will consider what will be done with the remainder of this season's crops?
Mr Henry Cautley: Before asking leave to withdraw my Amendment, I should like to ask my hon. Friend to consider the practicability of issuing an Order to the millers to mix with their foreign wheat a certain percentage of this year's English wheat. I thank the hon. Gentleman for the sympathetic way in which we have been received, and I ask leave to withdraw my Amendment.
Mr Henry Cautley: 32 and 73. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture (1) whether he can now announce the steps the Government are taking to ensure to farmers a market at the present controlled price for the 1918 wheat which they were compelled to grow; (2) whether, in consequence of the millers being filled up with the foreign wheat which he has put on the market, farmers are unable to...
Mr Henry Cautley: Will the right hon. Gentleman say what prices the Department are now getting for the American wheat put on the market?
Mr Henry Cautley: 33. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture when he will be able to make a statement of the Government's policy as to the price for 1920 wheat; and whether he will bear in mind that such statement should be made in the next two or three weeks so as to enable farmers to decide how much, if any, land they will set aside for fallowing and preparing for wheat to be sown next...
Mr Henry Cautley: I beg to move, to leave out the word "now" and at the end of the Question to add the words, "upon this day six months." 7.0 P.M. This Bill provides for handing over to the hon. Gentleman £120,000,000 of money for the purpose of trading and speculating, and amongst other purposes I find it is to provide working capital for undertakings for the purchase and sale of food, and in that is...
Mr Henry Cautley: What the policy was.
Mr Henry Cautley: That is 45s. a quarter, which means bankruptcy.
Mr Henry Cautley: Why not?
Mr Henry Cautley: Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman state the price for next year, not for the next two or three years?
Mr Henry Cautley: Certainly!
Mr Henry Cautley: Is the right hon. Gen-Gentleman aware that, in the contract of service of such men, there was a term that the service should begin to count at a certain time, and is it not a breach of contract not to carry that out?
Mr Henry Cautley: Of what part of the country is the hon. Member speaking?
Mr Henry Cautley: I only intervene in the Debate because in the discussion so far as it has gone it has not been brought to the attention of the Committee that the matter does, not rest only with a charge of £3,500,000 in respect of cattle. A similar charge has been made is the case of sheep and pigs, and very large sums have been extracted by a similar process in their case. So long ago as last November, in...
Mr Henry Cautley: Will the hon. Gentleman read the last portion of the circular?
Mr Henry Cautley: Normal wastage.
Mr Henry Cautley: I am a little disappointed that the Food Controller has not told us how he intends to deal with this question. With a great deal of what he says I entirely agree, but I think that he was wrong on one point. I have not the slightest doubt that, from the document of the 1st January, every farmer or grower who grew potatoes thought that he would be paid under the terms of that document. The...
Mr Henry Cautley: 92. asked the Food Controller what becomes of the difference between 9s., the present price, and 3s. 6d., the pre-war price, of a bottle of whisky; and whether he can arrange that some portion of this difference be in the future transferred to the consumer's pocket?