HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 c317W
65. Mr. Maudling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportions of the £400 million, which he has estimated as the additional cost of imports this year, he attributes to food and raw materials, respectively.

Mr. Jay

The increase in raw material prices is likely to form by far the biggest part of this increase in cost, but I cannot give exact proportions.