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Canned Meat Exports

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 24 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Food what quantity of canned braised steak and beef with onions, prepared by a company of which he has been informed, is exported to North America; what has been received in payment for this food; what is the total quantity of canned meat exported to North America by all British firms engaged in this trade; and what is the total value in dollars of the sale of these products.

There are no official records in the form for which the hon. Member asks, but from such information as I have it appears that the quantity of meat products sent to North America in the period 1st January, 1950, to 28th February, 1951, was about 735 tons. This trade is wholly in the hands of private traders, and I do not think I should be justified in giving details of any one business.