HC Deb 19 March 1925 vol 181 c2505W

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:

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.

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