Mr. WEST RUSSELL
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give figures to show the respective quantities of cod oil and other fish oils produced and imported in the United Kingdom in 1932 up to the latest convenient date, and in the years 1929, 1930, and 1931?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The following statement shows the total quantity of unrefined fish (and marine animal) oils imported into the United Kingdom during the periods specified:
Period. Whale Oil. Cod Liver Oil. Other Sorts. Tons. Tons. Tons. 1929 67,539 3,017 10,591 1930 82,493 2,902 15,102 1931 110,680 3,706 15,307 1932 (Jan. to June) 54,326 1,954 12,678
Similar particulars in respect of the imports of refined fish oils cannot be stated. Such information as is available in regard to the production of these oils in the United Kingdom is contained in the Preliminary Report (No. 5) on the Fourth Census of Production, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.