HC Deb 13 December 1939 vol 355 c1204
68. Mr. De Ia Bère

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether, with a view to maintaining the health of the nation and making the best use of our foodstuffs, the Government will consider making use of flour which contains the whole of the wheat grain?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The maintenance of the health of the nation and the best use of foodstuffs are matters which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health and I have constantly in mind. The issue raised by my hon. Friend is one which has recently been under consideration in all its aspects, including variations in public taste and the supply of animal feeding-stuffs. I cannot under present conditions undertake to adopt his suggestion.

Mr. De Ia Bère

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what is it that the milling combines gain one-half so precious as the nation's health?

Mr. Morrison

The question should be addressed to the combines which the hon. Member mentions.

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