HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 c118W
119. Mr. G. Darling

asked the Minister of Food whether he is yet in a position to make a statement on the results of his Department's trading in canned Russian crab.

Mr. F. Wiley

Yes. All the canned Russian crab imported to date has now been sold. The total quantity purchased was 2,934 tons. The total cost including freight, duty, landing, storage and all other expenses incurred (and including the double freight on the consignments returned from United States of America) was £2,146,300. The total amount realised was £2,621,000, showing a net profit of £474,700.