HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 c1161
62. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Food if he will indicate the percentage decline per head of the population of Great Britain in the annual consumption now and in 1938 of fresh meat, canned meat, bacon and ham combined, of margarine, and butter combined and of milk.

Mr. Strachey

Compared with prewar averages, consumption per head in the United Kingdom during 1946 has been 16 per cent. less in the case of fresh and canned meat, bacon and ham combined; 22 per cent. less for butter and margarine; but 43 per cent. more for liquid milk.