§ Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Minister of Agriculture the estimated consumption by the United Kingdom during the year 1921 of wheat, barley, oats, beef, mutton, bacon, butter, and cheese; and what are the proportions of these products imported from overseas and produced at Home, respectively?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
The following table gives the information desired by the right hon. Member. Certain returns relating to foodstuffs which were formerly collected have been discontinued, and the estimates are based on such data as are now available.
Estimated consumption in the United Kingdom of certain classes of agricultural produce: 2132W
Commodity. Estimated Total Consumption Proportion of Home-grown and Imported Produce included. Homegrown. Imported. 1921. Tons Per cent. Per cent. Wheat 7,149,000 23 77 Barley 2,162,000 64 36 Oats 3,464,000 88 12 Butter 290,000 43 57 Cheese 187,000 26 74 June, 1920, to May, 1921:— Beef and Veal 1,210,000 54 46 Mutton and Lamb. 520,000 40 60 Pigmeat* 630,000 48 52 * The total consumption of bacon alone cannot be given.