HC Deb 28 June 1965 vol 715 c34W
Mr. Royle

asked the President of the Board of Trade how much Australian tallow, Ceylon coconut oil, and Nigerian crude palm oil have risen in cost per ton during the 12 months ended 12th May; and what effect this rise has made on the price of toilet requisites in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Darling

Quotations in the "Public Ledger" for 12th May, 1964, and 14th May, 1965 (the nearest corresponding date), show the following increases in cost per ton c.i.f.:

£ s. d.
Palm oil, Nigerian, crude 5 per cent 25 10 0
Tallow, Australian, good mixed 20 0 0
Coconut oil, Ceylon, white 44 15 0

It is not possible to distinguish separately the effect of these increases from other factors influencing the price of toilet requisities.

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