§ Major CARVER
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give statistics of the growth of the canning industry in this country?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The recent progress of the fruit and vegetable canning industry in this country is shown in the following figures:275W
Year. No. of Firms. No. of Factories Estimated Approximate Output. cwt. 1928 … 23 27 119,000 1929 … 26 29 260,000 1930 … 29 33 574,000 1931 … 49 56 —
No estimate is yet available of the output in 1931, but it is known that the 1930 figures will be greatly exceeded. The National Mark was first applied to canned home-grown fruit and vegetables in 1930. I have no information regarding the output of other kinds of canned produce.