HC Deb 22 March 1917 vol 91 c2033
66. Mr. R. McNEILL

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food the amount of rice and other cereals annually consumed in the manufacture of starch for starching clothes in laundries; and whether it is proposed to put an end to this waste of the people's food?


There are no official statistics of the quantities of rice and other cereals used for the purpose of starch in laundries; but in view of the importance of conserving all cereals for food, the Food Controller is contemplating the necessity of a general Order limiting, if not entirely prohibiting, their use for this and other like purposes.