asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how the expenditure on wheat of Canadian or United States origin during the first six months of 1957 compares with purchases from each country during 1956.
The information is as follows:
IMPORTS OF WHEAT CONSIGNED FROM CANADA AND U.S.A. Values £m. c.i.f. Canada U.S.A. Canada and U.S.A. Jan.—June 1956 39.8 11.4 51.2 July—Dec. 1956 37.7 14.6 52.2 Jan.—Dec. 1956 77.5 25.9 103.4 Jan.—June 1957 26.5 16.0 42.6
These figures relate to the country of consignment, not origin. Figures for wheat of Canadian origin would probably be greater and that of U.S. origin less, since some Canadian wheat is consigned from the U.S.A.