§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food the amount of pectin used in the past year; and the cost price and selling price for same?
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Imports and estimated home production of pectin in the year ended 30th June, 1939, amounted to approximately 8,000 tons of which rather more than one-half was imported. In view of the different types of pectin these figures have been calculated in terms of standard strength liquid pectin. No details of the cost of production of pectin are available and the cost price varies considerably according to variety. The average selling price to manufacturers of 979W standard strength non-decolourised liquid pectin was approximately £16 10s. per ton.