HC Deb 30 March 1949 vol 463 c1220
62. Sir John Barlow

asked the Minister of Food what stock of castor beans and castor oil he has in this country; what was the average price of purchase; at what price he expects to realise them; and for what period he expects them to last.

Dr. Summerskill

It is not in the public interest to disclose information about our purchase prices or stocks. Our present selling prices are £142 and £135 per ton according to quality.

Sir J. Barlow

Would the Minister say whether these stocks have deteriorated and whether they have been stored in well-constructed warehouses?

Dr. Summerskill

As far as I know they have been properly stored. If the hon. Gentleman has any information I shall be only too pleased to look at it.

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