HC Deb 01 December 1948 vol 458 c177W
57. Major Lloyd

asked the Minister of Food what proportion of feedingstuffs has been received in this country from the U.S.S.R. since the signing of the agreement; how much this represents; and how much remains to be delivered.

Dr. Summerskill

During the period January to October, 1948, United Kingdom imports of coarse grains from Russia totalled approximately 720,000 tons or 26.5 per cent, of all imported animal feedingstuffs. In addition 33.2 thousand tons of coarse grains were shipped under the Russian agreement, to areas of United Kingdom procurement responsibility. Deliveries of grain under the Russian contract have been completed.