HC Deb 17 December 1929 vol 233 cc1214-5W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what quantity of wheat and wheat-flour was shipped from Canadian ports in 1928 on consignment to Great Britain; and what proportion of such consignments was deflected in transit so as ultimately to reach foreign ports?


The quantities of wheat and of wheat-flour recorded in the Canadian official returns as shipped from Canadian ports to the United Kingdom during 1928 were as followWheat: 73,000,000 bushels (equivalent at 60 lbs. to the bushel to 39,000,000 cwts.). Wheat-flour: 2.2 million barrels (equivalent at 196 lbs. to the barrel to 3.9 million cwts.). These quantities do not include wheat and flour produced in the United States and exported via ports in Canada. I am unable to say what proportion of the exports recorded as to the United Kingdom was diverted in the course of transit to other destinations.

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