HC Deb 05 May 1955 vol 540 cc154-5W
Mr. Crouch

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to what extent wholesale prices of imported beef have fallen since the beginning of the year.

Mr. Amory

The following table shows that between January and April wholesale prices of imported Argentine beef fell about 6 per cent. and Australian and

Type Wholesale price per lb. (a)
Week ended 8th January, 1955 Week ended 9th April, 1955 Reductions
d. %
Argentine 1s. 8½d. 1s. 7¼d. l¼d. 6.1
Australian 1s. 6¼d. 1s. 2½d. 3¾d. 20.5
New Zealand 1s. 7d. 1s. 2½d. 4½d. 23.7

(a) Average hinds and fores or crops.