HC Deb 20 July 1937 vol 326 c1993W
Colonel Ropner

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can state the average annual consumption of bacon per head for the last five years, respectively?

Mr. Ramsbotham

The following statement shows the estimated consumption of bacon and ham in the United Kingdom in each of the years 1932 to 1936, inclusive:

Estimated consumption of bacon and hams.
Calendar Year Total. 000 cwt. Per Head. lbs.
1932 13,758 33.2
1933 11,690 28.1
1934 10,595 25.4
1935 10,533 25.2
1936 10,644 25.3
NOTE.—The above figures do not include the output of small curers not registered under the Bacon Marketing Scheme. The Market Supply Committee estimated, on the basis of a sample investigation carried out in January and February, 1935, that such output amounted to between 640,000 cwt. and 800,000 cwt. in 1934, equivalent to 1½ to 2½ lbs. per head.

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