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Turkey Imports

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Food if he will publish a table showing, in respect of each separate source of supply, the imports of turkeys for the Christmas period 1948 and 1949, with corresponding estimates for this year.

Since 1st July, when control of poultry prices and distribution was removed, imports of turkeys have been in the hands of private trade and I cannot estimate the quantities likely to be imported in time for Christmas consumption. The quantities of turkeys imported by my Department and distributed for the Christmas periods 1948 and 1949 were as follows:

Country19481949
tonstons
Australia1,4391,586
Holland68
France87188
Poland132390
Hungary1,2131,491
Uruguay808443
South Africa46
Southern Rhodesia24
Irish Republic3,2442,956
6,9257,172