§ Mr. N. Macpherson
asked the Minister of Food (1) whether he will publish an analysis of average factory income and expenditure per hundredweight of white sugar or white sugar equivalent produced by the sugar beet factories, on a comparable basis with Table XXXV of the Greene Report, 1934–35, for the year 1938–39 and each of the post-war years;
(2) what were the average manufacturing costs per ton of sugar beet in sugar beet factories, expressed on a comparable basis with Table XIX of the Greene Report, 1934–35, in 1938–39 and in the post-war years.
§ Mr. Webb
It is not the practice of my Department to publish figures of costs or income and expenditure of individual food undertakings. But I understand that
TOTAL EXPORTS (UNITED KINGDOM EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS) IN THE TWO YEARS 1949 AND 1950 TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES Commodity U.S.A. Canada Argentina Denmark U.S.S.R. Japan Germany Spain Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Meat of all kinds (except poultry and game):— Fresh, chilled or frozen (including offals) 0.50 (b) Under 1 cwt. Nil 1.25 (c) Nil Nil 4.60 (c) Nil Salted, pickled, etc. (except bacon and ham) Nil Nil Nil 9.60 (c) Nil Nil 18.90 (c) Nil Meat of all kinds and poultry and game, tinned, canned, etc. (a) (except bacon and ham) 72.0 447.0 Nil 66.70 (d) Nil 0.79 54.15 (d) Nil Poultry and meat pastes, poultry liver (except raw liver) whether mixed or not, sausages tinned canned, etc. and meat pies (a) 0.45 14.00 Nil 3.65 (d) Nil 0.95 86.65 (d) Nil Sausages of all kinds other than tinned, canned, etc. Nil 0.20 Under 1 cwt. (in 1949) 4.20 (d) Nil Nil 6.20 (d) Nil Notes:— (a) Consisting mainly of meat, but including other ingredients. (b) The main item being 5 cwt. of ox suprarenal glands. c) Largely goods returned, or re-exported, by private importers as unsuitable for the home market (e.g., privately imported pork offals). (d) Presumably re-exports or returns. Not home produced goods.
the Corporation is arranging to provide the hon. Member with the information in question.