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Hides And Skins (Sale)

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 24 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Food what were the receipts from the sale of cattle hides and calf skins during the year 1950; and how these compared with the corresponding receipts for 1949.

The total proceeds of sale in the calendar year 1950 were £13,200,781 for hides and £1,751,016 for calfskins, compared with £7,314,229 and £884,620 respectively in 1949. My Department retained the full proceeds of sale only from 1st July, 1950; before that date the Board of Trade received part.