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Bulk Purchase And Long-Term Agreements

Volume 527: debated on Thursday 13 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Food what bulk purchase or long-term agreements affect the procurement of foodstuffs.

The information is as follows:

STATEMENT OF BULK PURCHASE OR LONG-TERM AGREEMENTS AFFECTING THE PROCUREMENT OF FOODSTUFFS—i.e. AGREEMENTS PROVIDING FOR GOVERNMENT PURCHASE AND COVERING INITIALLY A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS OR MORE
CommodityCountryTerminal date
BaconDenmark29. 9.56
Holland29. 9.56
Kenya31.12.54
Irish Republic30. 4.56
CoffeeJamaica31. 8.54
Uganda30. 6.54
Kenya30. 6.54
Tanganyika30. 6.54
Gold Coast31. 7.54
MeatNew Zealand30. 9.67*
Australia30. 9.67*
Argentina30. 6.54
Uruguay30. 6.54
Irish Republic28. 6.56
Milk ProductsNew Zealand:
Butter and Cheese31. 7.55
Evaporated Milk31. 7.54
Milk Powder31. 7.55
Australia:
Butter and Cheese30. 6.55
Denmark:
Butter30. 9.55
Oils and FatsFiji31.12.57
Nigeria30. 6.54
Gold Coast30. 6.54
Sierra Leone30. 6.54
Gambia30. 6.54
Australia31.12.57
New Zealand31.12.57
Tokelau Islands31.12.57
Cook Islands31.12.57
Niue31.12.57
Tonga31.12.57
Solomon Islands31.12.57
Gilbert and Ellice Islands31.12.57
Concentrated Orange JuiceBritish West IndiesEnd of crop year 1959–60
SugarAustralia, South Africa and the Sugar Producing Colonies31.12.61
*An undertaking has been given that the United Kingdom Government will buy or permit the sale in the United Kingdom market of Australian and New Zealand beef, veal, lamb and mutton and edible offal without restriction of quantity for a period of 15 years from 15th October, 1952.