§ 19. Mr. PETHERICK (for Mr. H. WILLIAMS)
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can furnish an estimate of the total value at wholesale prices of the food consumed in the United Kingdom in 1933, or for the latest available year for which such as estimate can be prepared; if he will state what proportion of the total consisted of foodstuffs imported from foreign and Empire countries, respectively; and, for comparison, can he furnish similar statistics for 1929?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The latest information on the subject referred to in the question is contained in the report on the Agricultural Output and the Food Supplies of Great Britain prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in 1929, to which I would refer my hon. Friend.
§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
Has my right hon. Friend any figures as to the retail prices, for they would be more interesting to the House?