§ 8. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of our requirements of timber and wood products was imported in 1954 and 1959, respectively; and whether he will state the corresponding percentage of imports of foodstuffs which normally are produced by agriculture in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. John Hare
About 90 per cent. of timber and wood products consumed in the United Kingdom was imported both in 1954 and in 1958, the latest year for which figures are available. Of those foodstuffs which farmers in the United Kingdom normally produce, a little more than one-third was imported in both years.