§ 62. Mr. R. GWYNNE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that it is practically impossible to feed young pigs at the present time owing to the shortage of offals and the inability of millers, especially those on the South Coast of England, to obtain supplies of wheat al though there are large quantities in the docks; and whether he will state what steps he proposes to take to remedy this state of affairs and prevent a recurrence?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of FOOD (Mr. McCurdy)
I have been asked to reply. The general supply of millers' offals at the present time is approximately equal to the average pre-war quantity. Certain millers on the South Coast of England, however, are experiencing difficulty in obtaining adequate supplies of wheat owing partly to the new crop of homegrown wheat not yet being generally available, and partly to the considerable delay in the delivery of imported wheat due to port congestion and lack of transport facilities. Urgent representations have been made to the proper authorities with a view to improving the position as to imported wheat.