asked the President of the Board of Trade how much agricultural produce, canned, frozen, dried or fresh, including fruit, is imported into the United Kingdom from the United States of America; and whether he will list these imports.
As the information requested is somewhat extensive, I will, with permission circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Will the hon. Gentleman go through the list very carefully to see whether we can save dollars by increasing home production?
United Kingdom imports of agricultural produce from the United States of America Year 1965
|Live animals (excluding zoo animals, dogs and cats)||648|
|Meat and meat preparations||6,723|
|Dairy products and eggs||135|
|Cereals and cereal preparations||60,468|
|Fruit and vegetables||17,908|
|Sugar, sugar preparations and honey||265|
|Coffee, tea, cocoa, spices and manufactures thereof||772|
|Feeding stuff for animals and food wastes||761|
|Miscellaneous food preparations||12,917|
|Oil seeds, oil nuts and oil kernels||6,986|
|Fixed vegetable oils and fats||266|
asked the President of the Board of Trade how much celery is imported into the United Kingdom from the United States of America; and what this costs.
I regret that this information is not available.
Why not? Is it not ridiculous that we should spend dollars on importing celery from the United States?
I leave it to the hon. Gentleman to go through the list in the OFFICIAL REPORT to see if he can extract the cost of celery imports.