§ Sir A. Knox
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give the average price of the equivalent of a pint 617W of milk in Great Britain, France, Germany, and the United States of America, and state what part of this price goes to the producer and what part to the distributor?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The following statement gives the average retail price of milk in Great Britain and Northern Ireland at 1st November, 1938, the latest
Country. Average retail price as quoted. Average retail price calculated as for an imperial pint. Date to which price relates. United Kingdom — 3.5 pence 1st November, 1938. France (Paris) 2.00 francs a litre 1.5 pence October, 1938 (average for month). Germany (Berlin) 24 Pfennigs a litre (shop price). 2.8 pence 19th October, 1938 United States of America (51 large cities). 11.2 cents a U.S. quart (shop price). 3.3 pence 12th July, 1938 (Provisional figures). 12.3 cents a U.S. quart (delivery price). 3.6 pence
The price at which milk was sold wholesale under contract in England and Wales during October was 1s. 5d. per gallon, that is, 2.12d. per pint. It is estimated that in 1937 milk producers in Germany and in the Paris area of France received approximately 50 per cent., and in the United States about 40 per cent. of the average retail price.