HC Deb 10 February 1932 vol 261 cc854-5
72. Mr. TURTON

asked the Minister of Agriculture what quantities of beef and mutton were produced in Great Britain in the years 1913, 1930, and 1931, respectively?

The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir John Gilmour)

As the reply contains a number of figures I propose, with the permission of my hon. Friend, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The estimated production of beef, including veal, and of mutton, including iamb, in Great Britain in the three twelve-monthly periods ending May, 1913, 1930 and 1931 were as follow:

1913. 1930. 1931.
Cwts. Cwts. Cwts.
Beef 11,444,000 11,756,000 11,006,000
Mutton 4,996,000 4,339,000 4,029,000

I would add that the figures for the last year are provisional and subject to amendment.