§ 73. Major CARVER
asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of pigs in this country as compared with those in Denmark, the Irish Free State, Sweden, and Holland; and the percentage growth or decline of pig products imported into this country from each of the four countries specified in each of the last five years?
§ Mr. PALING
As the reply is rather long and contains two tables of statistics, I propose, with the hon. and gallant Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
|Per cent.||Per cent.||Per cent.||Per cent.||Per cent.|
|Irish Free State||…||…||+ 21.4||+ 40.0||+ 8.1||- 14.4||- 24.9|
|Denmark||…||…||- 2.0||+ 39.3||+ 4.7||- 7.3||+ 19.9|
|Netherlands||…||…||- 14.5||- 18.5||+ 31.3||- 14.9||- 10.7|
|Sweden||…||…||+ 72.0||+ 84.3||- 6.6||- 14.4||+ 44.3|
|* Total of bacon, hams, pork and lard where shown in the trade returns. In addition, the figures include in the case of the Irish Free State the estimated equivalent in meat of the fat pigs imported from that country, but exclude the imports of store pigs from the Irish Free State, which may be estimated to have been 52,000 in 1926, 68,000 in 1927, 83,000 in 1928, 57,000 in 1929, and 49,000 in 1930.|
|† The figures of imports in 1930 are provisional and to some extent incomplete.|