HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 cc334-5
58. Mr. Stokes

asked the Minister of Food the total tonnage of food imported n the United Kingdom for human consumption during the year ended 31st December, 1938.

Dr. Summerskill

Total imports of food and feeding stuffs into the United Kingdom in the calendar year 1938, as recorded in the published annual statement of trade of the U.K., amounted to 23 million tons. I regret it is not possible to say precisely how much of this total was used for human consumption.

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