26 DECEMBER 1931, Page 16

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sin,—I live amongst poultry

farmers (many of them, by the way, are ex-Service men) who purchase at least one-fourth of the wheat grown in this country. Under the " quota scheme " will they not have to pay more for this essential fOodstuff ? If they will, has the difference to come out of their own pockets, or out of the taxpayers' pocket in the form of yet another " subsidy " ; or, out of the purse of the housewife by increasing the retail price of eggs and poultry ? Should the latter course be decided on, this may be the last turkey Christmastide for many a year !—I am, Sir, &c.,