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Beef Imports

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 14 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Food what percentage of our import of beef came from other countries than the Argentine in 1948; and how many tons did we import from these countries in January and February, 1948 and 1949, respectively.

Imports of carcass beef including offal from countries other than the Argentine in 1948 formed 49 per cent. of the total. The quantities imported from these countries in January and February, 1948 and 1949, respectively, were as follows:

Tons
January, 194821,024
February, 19489,749
January, 19495,449
February, 19495,843
The totals for January and February, 1948, include 12,502 tons from Canada, a source which was not open to us this year, and 3,667 tons from Denmark which Denmark has not been able to repeat in 1949.

asked the Minister of Food how many tons of beef were imported from the Argentine during January and February, 1948 and 1949, respectively; and what percentage of our total import of beef came from the Argentine during these periods.

The quantities of carcass beef, including Offal, imported into the United Kingdom from the Argentine during each of the months January and February, 1948 and 1949, and the percentages these imports represented of our total imports of this kind of meat from all sources were as follows:

TonsPer cent.
January, 194829,11758
February, 194826,76273
January, 194912,22869
February, 194925,66681