HC Deb 18 November 1930 vol 245 cc230-1
43. Mr. HOPKIN

asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity of milk which has been imported into this country in a powdered form during the last 12 months; and if he will state the country of origin of these imports?


The total quantity of unsweetened milk powder imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland, registered during the 19 months ended 31st October, 1930, amounted to 250,061 cwts., over 70 per cent. of which was consigned from the Netherlands and New Zealand, while other principal sources of supply were Canada, the United States, Switzerland, France and Australia. The imports of sweetened milk powder during the same period amounted to 17,888 cwts., of which the bulk was consigned from New Zealand.

Major GLYN

I did not quite follow the right hon. Gentleman's reply. What was the figure?


The figure was 250,061 cwts.

Viscountess ASTOR

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the effect on the children of this country of putting a small duty on this article?