§ Mr. BARR
asked the President of the Board of Trade the estimated expenditure
— 1922. 1923. 1924 (Provisional). Sugar: Cwts. Cwts. Cwts. Unrefined 3,361.639 3,040,816 2,548,597 Refined (including sugar refined in Bond in the United Kingdom). 28,729.009 26,363,259 42,618,036 Tea 3,672,082 3,455,032 3,540,287 Coffee (including roasted or ground) 314,121 315,942 320,596
Prior to 1st April, 1923, the particulars relate to Great Britain and Ireland; from that date to Great Britain and Northern Ireland only.
According to the last Annual Report of the Ministry of Agriculture, the estimated supply of meat (beef, veal, mutton, lamb, and pig-meat) in Great Britain, including supplies received from Ireland, during the year ended May, 1923, was as follows:
1922–23. Meat: Tons. Home-grown 954,000 Imported (including tinned or canned) 1,570,000 Total 2,524,000
The cost to the actual consumers of the above commodities cannot be stated.
Similar information in respect of the other commodities specified in the question is not available.