HC Deb 07 April 1930 vol 237 c1764
36. Mr. THORNE

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any steps have been taken to ascertain the destination of dumped German wheat and oats; and the percentage which is used in the manufacture of bread-making flours by the millers and the percentage used by farmers and poultry farmers as food for stock and poultry?


Special inquiry regarding the ultimate destination of German wheat and oats imported into this country has not been made As regards wheat, however, of which the imports from Germany in recent months have been negligible, so far as I am aware the bulk has been purchased by millers, but I am not able to say how far it has been used for bread-making flour. As regards oats, I understand that, of recent imports, practically none has been used for the manufacture of oatmeal. It may be assumed, therefore, that the bulk has been used for feeding to livestock.