§ 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:
IMPORTS INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM YEARS BEGINNING 1ST JULY '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.