§ 86. Colonel BURN
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if he will ensure that all millers shall declare on all invoices what admixtures are contained in their consignments of flour, and the percentages thereof?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of FOOD CONTROL (Captain Bathurst)
The question of requiring millers to declare the proportion and nature of admixtures contained in their consignments of flour has been considered, but it is not at present thought necessary to insist upon it.
§ Colonel BURN
Will my hon. and gallant Friend make it possible that people shall know exactly what they are getting, as under the present conditions they do not know whether they are getting potatoes or maize or what?
Owing to the limited supply of wheat, as well as of the permitted substitutes, it is almost impossible for a miller to act according to such a suggestion, because he would not be able to declare exactly what one sack or even what one consignment contained, because these vary from hour to hour in the manufacture of flour as various ingredients run short.
I think that is a suggestion that is well worthy of consideration, and I will put it before the Food Controller.