1. The War-time Prices and Trade Board maintains a continuous surveillance of the retail prices of the principal kinds of canned vegetables and fruits in more than 200 communities in Canada but no special study of Canadian grown canned vegetables and fruits has been made.
2. Answered by No. 1.
Subtopic: PRICES OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Before submitting the answer to this question, and also to the questions relating to imports of com and imports of raw sugar, I wish to make a brief statement.
It has been decided as a matter of policy that the bureau of statistics will give no detailed information as to the countries of origin of imports for the duration of the war. It is felt that this information might be of value to the enemy in acquainting them with the sources of supply of certain materials. This decision is wholly in accord with the present practice of the United Kingdom.
If any individual hon. member wishes this information for his own private and confidential use we shall be glad to furnish it to him.
The answer to the question is as follows:
Imports, by countries, of canned beef entered for consumption in Canada during the calendar years 1938 and 1939 and 1940 (fiscal years not available).