HC Deb 05 March 1924 vol 170 cc1428-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the total import of canned fish into this country in each of the years 1920 to 1923, inclusive; what proportion is from the British Empire; what was the total output of canned fish during those years in the Empire; and what proportion of the total output came to Great Britain?


The imports of canned fish into the United Kingdom in the years 1920 to 1923 were as follow:

Consigned from British Countries. Consigned from all Countries.
Year. cwts. cwts.
1920 218,799 1,068,419
1921 228,304 793,794
1922 123,067 882,890
1923 161,884 738,758

I am unable to state the total output of canned fish in the Empire. Some particulars, however, are available in the case of Canada, which has the largest fish canning industry of any British country overseas. The following statement shows the total value of salmon and lobsters caught in the Dominion of Canada and marketed as canned in each of the years 1920, 1921 and 1922, together with the quantity and value of canned salmon and lobsters imported into the United Kingdom, consigned from Canada:—

Canadian output. Imported into the United Kingdom.
Value. Value. Quantity.
Year. £ £ cwts.
1920 4,418,400 2,042,600 180,080
1921 2,103,700 1,743,000 201,650
1922 3,248,400 907,200 87,310