§ 79. Mr. LUNDON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if he is aware that some of the large millers in Ireland have issued a notice to their customers that no more Indian meal can be had for the present; if he is aware that the effect of this Order will be to put an end to the keeping of pigs and poultry; if it was on the instructions of the Food Controller that the Order was issued; and, if so, why it was issued?
It is impossible to answer this question unless more par- 1811 ticulars are furnished, but I may say that no special instructions have been issued as regards the use of maize in Ireland.
§ 80. Mr. LUNDON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what quantities, in tons, of Indian meal was imported into Great Britain during the year 1916, as well as the quantities imported monthly since the 1st of January, 1917?
The quantity of Indian meal imported into the United Kingdom during the year 1916 was 20,932 tons. It is not in the public interest to furnish the further information asked for.