HC Deb 25 March 1919 vol 114 cc224-5
80. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir S. HOARE

asked the Minister of Food whether he will state the present stocks held by the Government of corn, meat, and tea?


The stocks held by the Ministry of Food in the United Kingdom are at present as follows:

Wheat 285,563
Flour 302,708
Meat—Frozen 42,659
Meat—Canned 13,500
Meat—Bacon and hams 25,308
Tea 45,953

Colonel ASHLEY

Is it the intention of the Government to make a profit out of the sale of the stocks they now hold?


That does not arise out of this question.