HC Deb 15 July 1946 vol 425 c140W
Sir J. Mellor

asked the President of the Board of Trade the tonnage and value of oils, fats and greases exported from the United Kingdom during the past nine months; and the destination and the purpose of such exports.

Sir S. Cripps:

17,000 tons of unmanufactured or mainly unmanufactured oils, fats and greases, valued at£1.3 million were recorded as exported in the nine months ended May, 1946. Of these exports, Belgium received 52 per cent. by quantity, France and the United States six per cent. each, and Eire, Denmark, the Netherlands and Yugoslavia between three and four per cent. each. In addition, 15,000 tons of margarine, valued at£1.2 million, were exported in the period, 6o per cent. by quantity going to France and 23 per cent. to Belgium. The bulk of these exports were relief supplies to liberated countries in Europe.