§ Mr. ELLIOT
According to such information as is available, the retail price per pint and the annual per caput consumption of liquid milk in the countries specified in the question were as follow:
The figures of consumption are not strictly comparable as they relate to different years, and in some cases cover only the urban population and also include cream; comparability may also be affected by the methods employed in making the estimates in the different countries. The prices are those ruling in the month of October, 1934, as published in the International Labour Office Report of 1935, but convert ed to English currency at the average rates of exchange prevailing in that month.
Retail Price per pint in pence. October, 1934. Average Annual consumption per head. Pints. Year. Germany 2.6 180 1934 Sweden 1.6 320 1934–5 Norway 1.9 386 1927 Denmark 1.7 317 (includes cream) 1932 Holland 2.3 246 (includes cream) not known Belgium 1.6 130 1933 France 2.5 187 1934