Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Revenue from Tariff on Bacon Imports.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state what quantities of bacon (distinguishing between the countries of origin and the classes of bacon) have been imported since the imposition of the tariff on bacon to the end of March last and the revenue derived therefrom.

As the reply contains a number of figures, I propose to circulate it with the Official Report.

Following is the reply:—

The following table shows the quantities and values of bacon and hams imported into the Saorstát during the first three months of the year 1932, classified according to country of production:—

Country of Production

Quantity cwt.

Value £

Saorstát Eireann

915

3,709

Great Britain

2,002

6,612

Northern Ireland

12,548

39,169

Argentina

777

1,267

Australia

15

47

Canada

35,015

102,440

Denmark

2,966

8,302

Latvia

3

6

Lithuania

3

12

New Zealand

103

345

Poland (including Danzig)

519

1,162

Sweden

23

57

United States of America

12,411

45,618

TOTAL

67,300

208,746

According to the returns from which the figures were compiled, 66,153 cwts., valued at £204,526, were described as bacon, and 1,147 cwts., valued at £4,220, were described as hams.

The revenue derived from the tariff on bacon between the date of its imposition and 31st March last amounted to £15,915.