HC Deb 18 June 1935 vol 303 c166
10. Mr. LIDDALL (for Mr. PIKE)

asked the President of the Board of Trade the average prices for flour imports from France, Germany, and Italy per sack of 280 lbs. weight for the four months ended 30th April, together with the average prices obtained during the same period on the markets of origin, and the prices of British flour over the same period?


As the answer includes a number of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

During the four months ended 30th April, 1935, according to quotations in the "London Corn Circular," the average price of imported French flour (ex-ship and store) was about 16s. 6d. per sack of 280 lbs. The "Corn Trade News" quotation for "French Patents" shows an average of 16s. 2d. per sack. Quotations in "The Miller" for Italian low grade flour (Liverpool spot price) during the same period average rather more than 16s. per 280 lbs. Corresponding quotations for German flour are not available. The average price during the four months in question of Norwich straight-run flour ex-mill was 21s. 2½d. per 280 lbs. The 10 per cent. ad valorem import duty is included in the above quotations for French and Italian flour. Each of the above quotations is exclusive of the quota payment of 4s. per sack from 1st January to 16th March and of 4s. 6d. subsequently. The average prices (converted to sterling at the average current rates of exchange) of certain specified grades of flour in Paris, Berlin and Milan, respectively, during January to April, as published in the "Revue de l'Institut International de Statistique," were as follows:

Market. Kind of flour. Price per 280 lbs.
s. d.
Paris Prime 54 2
Berlin Home grown 59 7
Milan Prime 56 11