HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 cc125-6W
40. Sir A. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state the expected shipments of chilled and frozen beef due to reach this country in June, and how the weekly average compares with June. 1962.

Mr. Soames

The shipping schedules showing arrivals of meat from Australia, New Zealand and South America do not differentiate between types of meat. But the figures for chilled meat normally cover beef only and for June this figure is 22,400 tons. The weekly average is 5,600 tons compared with 3,500 tons in June last year.