HC Deb 23 April 1923 vol 163 cc37-8
78. Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the Minister of Agricul- ture whether, in view of the probable effect in increasing the price which farmers have to pay for wheat offals, his attention has been drawn to the proposal of the milling industry to restrict the production of flour in this country by closing certain of the smaller inland mills; and whether the Departmental Committee, which has been set up to consider by what means the disparity between the price recieved by the producer and that paid by the consumer can be diminished, will look into the matter?


My attention has been drawn to a statement which suggests that the step referred to is contemplated. I will bring the question of my hon. and gallant Friend to the notice of the Committee which is inquiring into the distribution and prices of agricultural produce.


When will the Report be published?


It is being printed now.