§ MR. JOHN HUTTON (Yorkshire, Richmond)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether his attention has been called by the director of the Victualling Department to an invention enabling flour to be compressed at little cost in such a way that it may be stored for many years; and whether he proposes to make any practical use of the invention.
(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) If the hon. Member's Question refers to a preparation invented by Lord Masham, the attention of the Admiralty has already been drawn to it, and it has been tested in the Victualling Department. The Report is not altogether favourable, and it is not at present intended to make any use of these compressed cakes.