29. Captain TERRELL
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, owing to the large imports of foreign flour, the British mills are running short time; and what is the decrease in the number of men these employ now as compared with one year ago?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY OF FOOD (Mr. McCurdy)
I have been asked to reply. So far from British mills running abnormally short time the deliveries of flour from these mills during the first five months of this year have exceeded by over 200,000 sacks the quantity delivered during the corresponding period of last year. The number of men employed in British mills at the present time is considerably in excess of the number employed last year; this increase is due, in part, to the adoption of the eight-hour shift system.