HC Deb 02 March 1964 vol 690 c144W
48. Mr. Prior

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by how much the value of imports of cereals, meat and animal feedingstuffs increased in January 1964 over the corresponding figures for 1963.

Mr. Soames

The increase in the value of imports of cereals and the main animal feedingstuffs in January, 1964 compared with January, 1963 was nearly £8 million. The corresponding figure for meat was nearly £4½ million.

Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will set out the quantities of wheat, barley, oats, beef and veal, eggs, mutton and lamb, and pigmeat imported into the United Kingdom on average in the years 1936–37 to 1938–39 and in 1962–63.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

The following is the information:

'000 tons
Average of years 1936–37 to 1938–39 1962–63
Wheat (a) 5,100 3,730
Barley 939 292
Oats 83 52
Beef and veal (b) 627 393
Mutton and lamb (b) 344 363
Pigmeat (b) (c) 518 483
Eggs in shell 184 23
(a) In addit on the wheat equivalent of imports of flour was 577 thousand tons in the first period and 458 thousand tons in the second period.
(b) Includes meat from animals imported fat from the Irish Republic and slaughtered on arrival.
(c) Includes bacon in terms of pigmeat.

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