§ 20. Mr. STANTON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what is the total storage capacity of the Manchester Corporation cold-air stores as measured in 56–1b. mutton carcases; what proportion of that space was, on Saturday. 19th January, occupied with goods stored on Government account for military purposes; what was the total space occupied on private account; approximately what tonnage of goods was stored on private account; who were the four principal holders; and what was the character of their holdings?
The gross storage capacity of the Manchester Corporation cold-air stores is 391,000 cubic feet, equal to 146,000 carcases of mutton of 56-1bs. weight. On Saturday, 19th January, 26 per cent. of the space was occupied with goods stored on Government account and 14.5 per cent. was occupied with goods stored on private account, weighing, approximately, 533 tons. The four principal private holders and the character of their holdings were as follows:
Armour and Company, of Liverpool, meat, 95 tons.
Goodwin, of Manchester, Apples, 58 tons.
Blackburn, of Manchester, apples, 47 tons.
Park Brothers, of Liverpool, tripe, 14 tons.