asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the quantity of condensed milk and dried milk which was imported into Great Britain in 1888, 1914, and the last year for which figures are available?
§ Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
The following statement gives the available information:1533W
Description of Product. Quantity Imported. 1888. 1914. 1924. Cwts Cwts. Cwts. Milk, condensed, sweetened:— Whole 442,344 317,683 Separated or skimmed Not 745,576 1,481,789 Milk, condensed, slightly sweetened, whether whole, separated or skimmed separately — 2 Milk, condensed, not sweetened 37,396 418,107 Milk powder:— distinguished Sweetened 11 57 Not sweetened in this 37,619 102,337 Milk, preserved, other kinds, not sweetened (including impoverished, has anized, peptonized, and sterilized milk). Year. 18,396 16,932 Total 352,332 1,281,342 2,336,967 NOTE.—For the years 1888 and 1914 the figures relate to the trade of Great Britain and Ireland. For 1924 they relate to the trade of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and are inclusive of 28,348 cwts. of condensed, etc., milk consigned from the Irish Free State. The accounts of the Irish Free State show that, during 1924, there were imported into the Free State from countries other than the United Kingdom, a total of 10,231 cwts. of sweetened condensed milk.