§ Mr. LAMBERT
asked the President of? the Board of Trade if there has been an increased price paid to South American meat producers by the importing companies, corresponding to the rise in meat products at Smithfield market?
§ Dr. BURGIN
I have no detailed information as to live stock prices in South America. Cabled reports from Buenos Aires published by the Anglo-South American Bank quote the following prices for chilling steers per kilo live weight: 24 cents on 2nd and 9th November, 25 cents from 16th November to 28th December, 22 cents on 11th January, 25 cents on 25th January and 22 cents on 7th February. I would point out that the prices of Argentine meat on Smithfield market have fluctuated considerably over this period.