§ Mr. ARMITAGE
also asked the total amount, in tons, of beef and mutton consumed in the United Kingdom in the year ending 31st December, 1911; and what was the percentage of home-grown meat consumed in the United Kingdom to imported meat?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The estimated consumption of beef and mutton in the United Kingdom during the twelve months ended 31st May, 1911, was as follows:—
— Home Produced. Imports. Total Supply. Tons. Proportion per cent, of Total Supply. Tons. Proportion per cent, of Total Supply. Tons. Beef 695,507 59.8 467,595 40.2 1,163,102 Mutton 327,353 51.9 302,941 48.1 630,294
The home production is calculated on the basis suggested by the Royal Statistical Society.