HC Deb 28 January 1954 vol 522 cc263-4W
68. Sir A. Bossom

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to supply a detailed list showing the quantity and value of all commodities purchased by this country, or being considered, under the American scheme for disposal of surplus farm products; and similar information in connection with Commonwealth and other foreign countries, respectively.

Mr. Maudling

The United States Administration have issued formal authorisations for the purchase by the United Kingdom of surplus commodities under Section 550 of the Mutual Security Act, 1953, up to the following values:

Tobacco 20
Prunes 5
Lard 8
Cottonseed oil 11
Meat 17¼
Total 61¼

I am not yet in a position to give the quantities or values actually purchased.

I have no information about purchases by Commonwealth or foreign countries.