HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 c45W
56. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Food the approximate amounts of tea, margarine, meat, sugar, dried whole eggs and fruit cake, or the ingredients from which some of these are manufactured,

Commodity. (a) Estimated Exports in 1948. Remarks
Refined Sugar 400,000 tons Raw sugar is bought for refining and re-export to selected destinations.
(b) Sugar for exports in processed form. 20,000 tons
(b) Margarine or Other Fats 4,000 tons Margarine is also available for export as margarine to approved destinations. It is not yet possible to form an estimate of the amount involved.
(b) Meat (Manufacturing Grade). 4,000 tons
(b) Spray Dried Whole Egg 140 tons The Dried Egg 111 Parcels for Dollars is supplied from Canada under private arrangements and does not come from stocks available in England. Dried Egg as such is not available for export.
Fruit Cake 82 tons Manufactured from allocations of raw materials, some of which are listed above.
Tea 1,200 tons Tea is imported specifically for re-export under private arrangements.
(a) Figures for Dried Egg, Fruit Cake and Tea are based on performance in the first 3 months, 1948. Others are estimates.
(b) These commodities are being exported in processed form, and not as raw materials.