HC Deb 23 June 1952 vol 502 c142W
Mrs. Castle

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what were the datum period figures, in sterling, of previous imports for each sub-heading of food and drinks scheduled in his notices to importers, Nos. 488 and 490, as subject to restriction;

(2) what percentage of previous datum figure imports is represented by the sterling allocations made for each item of food and drinks on which licences are now being granted for the next six-monthly or yearly period.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Precise figures of imports during the datum period, July, 1950, to June, 1951, inclusive, are not available for many of the food and drink items listed under Notices to Importers Nos. 488 and 490. If the hon. Member has any particular quotas in mind, I will see what detailed information I can give her.