HC Deb 30 November 1933 vol 283 cc1048-9

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the quantities of casein imported into this country in 1932 from foreign sources and Empire sources respectively; and to what extent casein is manufactured in this country?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)

During the year 1932, the total imports of casein in granular and powder form into the United Kingdom consigned from foreign countries amounted to 6,961 tons and of casein in sheets, rods, tubes, etc., including artificial horn and the like, to 154 tons. The corresponding imports from British countries were 595 tons and nil, respectively. I understand that there is no substantial production of industrial casein in this country at present. Casein of alimentary type is produced, but there is no available information as to the amount made.


Will the right hon. Gentleman bring these figures to the attention of the Import Duties Advisory Committee?


If they are asked for they will certainly be made available.