§ 23. Sir H. Williams
asked the President of the Board of Trade the main classes of cocoa preparation, the importation of which from the Irish Republic increased in value from £4,378,000 in 1951 to £15,986,000 in 1953.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
Most of the increase in the value of imports of cocoa preparations from the Irish Republic between 1951 and 1953 was in imports of milk crumb and chocolate couverture.
§ Sir H. Williams
Can my right hon. Friend explain why there has been this fantastic rate of increase over a short period?
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
I think it was connected with sugar rationing. The abolition of sugar rationing will no doubt get rid of this type of trade.