§ 31. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that supplies of French denatured and coloured wheat are being offered at British ports; whether he will state the price of wheat in France and the offered price of denatured French wheat here; and whether such denatured and coloured grain is suitable for feeding pigs or poultry?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
Yes, Sir, a number of transactions have been reported for April and May shipment at 14s. 9d. to 16s. per 480 lbs. c.i.f. plus duty. Native wheat in France was quoted last week at 72 francs per quintal, equivalent to 43s. per 480 lbs. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative
§ Mr. LAMBERT
Has the Department any evidence that this denatured or coloured French wheat is suitable for feeding poultry and animals