HC Deb 01 March 1938 vol 332 cc901-2
37. Sir Robert Tasker

asked the President of the Board of Trade the price per stone of 8 lb. of the following classes of meat at Smithfield market on 21st February of this year and the corresponding Monday in 1935: Argentine chilled hindquarters, Argentine chilled fore-quarters, Uruguayan hind-quarters, Uruguayan fore-quarters, and Brazilian hind-quarters, respectively?

Captain Wallace

As the answer involves a table of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer: Statement showing the mean wholesale prices of first and second grade South American chilled beef based on actual sales at the London Central Markets on Monday, the 21st February, 1938, and on Monday, the 25th February, 1935, as authorised for publication by the Central Markets Committee.
Price per 8 lbs.
21st February, 1938 25th February, 1935
s. d. s. d.
Argentine chilled hind-quarters. 4 3 6
Argentine chilled fore-quarters. 3 1 2 3
Uruguayan chilled hind-quarters. 4 4 3 1
Uruguayan chilled fore-quarters. 2 10½ 2 1
Brazilian chilled hind-quarters. 4 2 2 11½
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