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Contracts

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Food if he will publish a list of contracts for the supply of wheat, flour, sugar, meat, bacon, eggs, butter, cheese and tea from abroad, together with estimated arrivals, in 1949 the 12 months ending 31st December, 1949.

Following a Question on 4th February by my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton-on-Tees (Mr. Chetwynd), a list of long-term and other contracts was placed in the Library of the House and I am sending the hon. Member a copy. For the commodities he mentions the following additional contracts have been made:

NEW LONG-TERM CONTRACTS (a)
CommodityCountryTerminal DateEstimated arrivals in 1949
('000 tons)
Illipe nutsSarawak31.12.531
CopraMalaya30. 6.536
BaconHolland31.12.5210
EggsHolland31.1.5314.2
ButterDenmark30.9.5514 (b)
(

a) Following the recently concluded agreement with Argentina a five-year contract for meat will shortly be drawn up.

( b) Quantity estimated to arrive in 1949 under a new six-year agreement. This is additional to the estimated arrival shown for 1949 under the old one-year agreement terminating in September 1949.