§ 58. Mr. E. Johnson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by what percentage the average consumption per head of population of meat, fish, bacon, butter, and tea has varied as between the years 1951 and 1957.
§ Mr. John Hare
Only provisional estimates are as yet available for 1957. These indicate that the average consumption per head of population has risen since 1951 by about 75 per cent. for carcase meat; 26 per cent. for bacon and ham; 14 per cent. for butter and 21 per cent. for tea, while the consumption of fish has declined by about 15 per cent.