HC Deb 08 December 1931 vol 260 cc1688-9
131. Brigadier - General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the President of the Board of Trade what were the amounts of liquid milk imported into this country in September, October, and November of this year, respectively, at what ports did the milk churns arrive, and to whom were they consigned?


During the months of September and October, 1931, the only fresh liquid milk imported into the United Kingdom was consigned from the Irish Free State and amounted to 3,330 cwts. and 4,589 cwts. respectively, principally over the land boundary into Northern Ireland. In addition, 555 cwts. and 223 cwts. respectively, of unsweetened preserved milk (other than condensed and powdered milk) were imported into the United Kingdom during these months at the ports of Middlesbrough, Hull, Leith, Manchester and London. I am unable to give the names of the consignees. Particulars for November are not yet available.

Brigadier-General BROWN

Was there no liquid milk imported to Newhaven port during October or November?


I have given the hon. and gallant Gentleman the best answer I can.


Is is the fact that the home supply at this moment does not meet the demand?


That is probably true.