HC Deb 19 January 1949 vol 460 cc148-9
34. Mr. Scott-Elliot

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the average tonnage of food, fuel and other supplies imported into Berlin by means of the air lift; and what is the corresponding tonnage of exports.

Mr. McNeil

During December 4,476 short tons were brought in daily and 293 brought out. During the first half of January the corresponding figures were 5,634 and 249 short tons.

Mr. Henry Usborne

Can my right hon. Friend tell the House approximately how much it costs per ton to deliver these goods into Berlin?