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Argentine Meat

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 November 1950

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84.

asked the Minister of Food what is the average price of meat imported from the Argentine at the present time; and what was the corresponding figure for the same quality in 1938.

No meat is being imported from the Argentine at the present time and no price has been agreed for the year ending 30th June, 1951. For the year ended 30th June, 1950, the agreed price was £97.536 per ton free on board. I cannot give a comparable figure for 1938, because most Argentine meat was then sold in this country on a commission basis.