HC Deb 11 March 1929 vol 226 c794
23. Sir J. POWER

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any grain elevators for the storage of home-grown grain are in existence in Great Britain; and if the erection of any is contemplated?

Captain BOWYER

There are large elevators in all the main ports and milling centres and also railway warehouses throughout the country which have ample accommodation available for the storage of home-grown grain, although they are, in fact, little used for this purpose. The erection of new elevators for home-grown grain would not, therefore, be justifiable except, possibly, in certain areas and in connection with a system of orderly marketing organised on a large scale. The possibilities in this direction are discussed in the Ministry's recent Report on the Marketing of Wheat, Barley and Oats.