HC Deb 14 December 1932 vol 273 cc347-8W
Viscount WOLMER

asked the Minister of Agriculture the total amounts of black currants grown in England for the years 1921 to 1932, inclusive?


I regret I am unable to give estimates of the production of black currants for years prior to 1926. The estimated total production in England and Wales for each year from 1926 to 1931 is shown in the following table. The figures for 1932 are not yet available.

The estimated acreage and total production o black currants in England and Wales in each of the years, 1926–1931.
Estimated acreage. Estimated production.
Acres. Cwt.
1926 12,600 177,000
1927 13,900 212,000
1928 13,600 210,000
1929 13,700 254,000
1930 13,400 260,000
1931 11,400 231,000

Viscount WOLMER

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total amounts of black currants grown in Scotland for the years 1921 to 1932, inclusive?


I regret that the information desired by my Noble Friend is available only in respect of the years of the quinquennial Census of Agricultural Production in 1925 and 1930. In these years the total estimated production of black currants in Scotland was 1,570 cwt. (from 310 acres) and 7,230 cwt. (from 623 acres) respectively.

Viscount WOLMER

asked the President of the Board of Trade the total amount of black currants and blackcurrant pulp imported into this country from 1921 to 1932, inclusive?


The information desired is not available, as particulars of the imports into the United Kingdom of black currants and black-currant pulp were not separately recorded prior to the year 1932. During the first 11 months of this year imports of black currants and blackcurrant pulp, preserved without sugar, other than canned or bottled, have amounted to 72,325 cwts.