HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 cc368-9
114. Mr. R. McNEILL

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if he is aware that a large proportion of the last barley harvest was not harvested in sufficiently dry condition to keep long in bins; and if he will say what arrangements are being made regarding the barley stored in maltsters' bins, in view of the fact that, in consequence of the restriction of brewing, this barley will soon must, so as to be useless as human food and bad for malting, with the result of a diminution instead of the expected increase of foodstuffs?


The Food Controller is in consultation with the Wheat Commission on this subject, and will take any necessary action that may be deemed desirable to avoid the waste anticipated by the hon. Member.

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