HC Deb 21 November 1927 vol 210 c1402
64. Sir W. DAVISON

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department, according to the latest returns, what percentage of wheat and meat, respectively, imported into the United Kingdom is produced in the British Dominions and in the United States of America, respectively?


In the year 1926, consignments from British countries accounted for 52 per cent, of the total value of our imports of wheat (including meal and flour), and 25 per cent. of the imports of meat (including poultry and game, but not living animals for food). The corresponding figures for the United States are 31.8 per cent. and 12.8 per cent., respectively. Some part of these consignments may, however, have been produced in other countries.