April 29, 1949 (20th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Mr. Bertrand (Laurier): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. The quantity of 195 million pounds of bacon provided for in the 1948 agreement was arrived at by negotiation, having regard to probable supplies available for export from Canada and the United Kingdom import program.
2. 85,327,947 pounds of bacon were shipped during the first three months of 1948.
3. In the original negotiations, Canada suggested a quantity greater than the 195 million provided for.
4. Answered by No. 1.
5. No.
6. When the beef agreement was cancelled by mutual consent, the United Kingdom agreed that the unexpended portion of the money provided for in the beef agreement would be transferred for the purchase of any surplus bacon that was available for export in excess of the 195 million pounds provided for in the original agreement.
7. Surplus production in excess of domestic requirements.
8. 176,413,454 pounds.
9. Surplus production in excess of domestic requirements.
10. 272,890,924 pounds.
11. Surplus production in excess of domestic requirements.
12. 225,893,118 pounds.
13. The prices per pound agreed upon were as follows: In 1945, 22J cents; in 1946, 22J cents; in 1947, 27 cents from January to August inclusive and 29 cents from September to December inclusive; in 1948, 36 cents; in 1949, 36 cents. Basis grade A Wiltshires, f.o.b. Canadian seaboard.
14. Surplus production in excess of
domestic requirements.
15. 13,809,370 pounds of bacon were shipped during the first three months of 1949.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SHIPMENT OF BACON TO UNITED KINGDOM
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