HC Deb 13 June 1939 vol 348 cc1125-7W
Mr. T. Williams

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the average price

pound in this country, after making allowance for the effect of the increased sugar duties, compares with the sterling price per pound charged in the other principal sugar-consuming countries?

Mr. E. Brown

At 1st May, 1939, the average retail price of granulated sugar in Great Britain and Northern Ireland was 2 ¾ d. per lb., as compared with 2 ¾ d. per lb. at 1st April, before the increase of ¼d. per lb. in the sugar dutys. As regards oversea countries, the only information in my possession is that contained in the official statistical publications of the countries concerned. The latest particulars given in these publications are summarised below, in so far as the particulars are available for dates on or after 1st April, 1939. For Italy, the figure is the maximum retail prices.

per lb. of mutton and lamb for each of the last six years?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

The following statement gives the average prices per lb., estimated dressed carcase weight, of first and second quality fat sheep and lambs at representative markets in England and Wales during the years mentioned:

Fat Sheep. Fat Lambs.
Year. d. d.
1933 9 10 ½
1934 10 ¼ 12
1935 10 ½ 11 ½
1936 10¼ 12 ¼
1937 11½ 13 ½
1938 8 ¾ 10 ½