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Argentine Meat (Prices)

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 21 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the average price of Argentine meat at the Liverpool docks; and what is the average price paid by the retail purchaser?

I have been asked to reply. I am unable to give prices for Liverpool docks separately, but the average declared value of Argentine meat imported into the United Kingdom in May last was: Chilled beef, 50s. per cwt.; frozen beef, 44s. 3d. per cwt.; and frozen mutton and lamb, 73s. 7d. per cwt. The Ministry of Agriculture does not collect statistics of retail prices, but the average retail prices on 1st June of frozen and chilled beef and of frozen mutton from all sources as published by the Ministry of Labour were: Ribs of beef 10¾d. per lb., and thin flank 6¼d per lb.; legs of mutton is. 0¼d. per lb., and breast of mutton 5¼d. per lb.