HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 c583
56. Mr. John Wilmot

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what are the normal imports into Great Britain for home consumption of bacon and butter from Denmark and Holland, respectively; and by what amount will these normal imports be reduced as a result of our present rationing?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Imports of bacon into Great Britain in the year 1938 from Holland and Denmark were 25,000 tons and 169,000 tons respectively. For butter the corresponding figures were 36,000 tons and 118,000 tons respectively. Arrangements for continued supplies of bacon and butter have been made with the appropriate organisations in Holland and Denmark, but it would not be in the public interest at the present time to give particulars of the quantities provided for under those arrangements.