Pigmeat

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th April 1955.

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Mr. Vane:

asked the Minister of Food what proportion of the total pigmeat consumed in this country during 1954, or other recent convenient period of 12 months, was home-produced and what proportion was imported from the Commonwealth, Denmark or Poland, respectively; and what change he expects that there will be in these proportions during the current year.

Mr. Amory:

In 1954 about 62 per cent. was home-produced, 1 per cent. was imported from the Commonwealth, 25 per cent. from Denmark and 5 per cent. from Poland. I see no reason for expecting any substantial change in these proportions during 1955.

Mr. Vane:

Can my hon. Friend say whether it is a fair assumption that the small proportion imported from Poland could not possibly have any effect on the market either on demand or on price?

Mr. Amory:

I certainly do not think it is a factor that would influence price very much.