HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 cc1806-7

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether bleached flour is still being imported into the United Kingdom from the United States; whether by law in the United States bleached flour is prohibited for human consumption; will he state the quantity of wheat and flour, respectively, imported from the United States into the United Kingdom during 1920 or 1921 (if the latter figure be available); and is he aware that in New Zealand bleached flour may not be used in the manufacture of bread?


With regard to the first, second and fourth parts of the question, I have no definite information, but will make inquiry. As to the third part, the quantities of wheat, and of wheat meal and flour, imported into the United Kingdom, registered in 1921, as consigned from the United States, were 36,065,000 cwts. and 7,900,000 cwts. respectively.