§ 71. Mr. PERKINS
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office the total quantity of oats bought by his Department from Empire sources?
§ Mr. WOMERSLEY
The total estimated requirements of oats at home stations during the period of 12 months ended 31st October, 1933, were over 17,000 tons. All supplies were of home origin, except 500 tons, which were of Canadian origin.
§ Mr. PERKINS
Why was it necessary to buy these oats from Canadian farmers when British farmers are unable to sell their oats?