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Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1952

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the estimated production in the United Kingdom of edible and technical gelatine for the present year; and also the amount of production in 1950 and 1951.

United Kingdom production of edible, technical and photographic gelatines during 1950 and 1951 was:

Edible gelatine8,2609,544
Technical gelatine2,7262,367
Photographic gelatine8711,155
It is estimated that production in 1952 will be equal to that in 1951, provided demand is maintained.

asked the President of the Board of Trade what were the quantities and value of edible gelatine of home manufacture which were exported during 1950 and 1951.

Exports of edible gelatine produced in the United Kingdom are shown in the Trade and Navigation Accounts for December, 1951, as 23,194 cwt., valued at £385,197, in 1950, and 25,609 cwt., valued at £462,210, in 1951.