HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 c108W
Mr. York

asked the Minister of Food if he will give the prices paid by this country to Denmark, excluding cost of transport, for the main agricultural commodities.

Mr. Strachey

The prices we ale at present paying to Denmark for butter, bacon and eggs have already been made public, and excluding the cost of transport, they are as follow:

  • Butter—220s. per cwt.
  • Bacon—150s. per cwt.
  • Spring Eggs (15¼ 1b. grade)—15s. 6d. per long hundred.
  • Autumn and Winter Eggs (15¼ 1b. grade)—19s. 6d. per long hundred.

We are also importing meat and cheese from Denmark at prices which have not yet been made public and for reasons which I have already indicated to the House I do not propose to publish them.