§ Major J. Morrison
asked the Minister of Food the total quantity of ground nuts imported from India and West Africa, respectively, during the past nine months, compared with the previous nine months.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The movement of ground nuts is seasonal so that it is desirable to compare tonnages for corresponding parts of successive seasons. My right hon. Friend's imports of ground nuts during the months May 1945, to January, 1946 were:
125,349 tons from India and 55–937 tons from British West Africa.
During the period from May, 1944, to January, 1945, imports amounted to:
171,060 tons from India and 82,846 tons from British West Africa.