HC Deb 28 January 1941 vol 368 cc421-2
59. Mr. Thorne

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, as representing the Ministry of Food, why there is a shortage of oatmeal?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Hoard of Trade (Major Lloyd George)

There is no general shortage of oatmeal. Certain well known brands of packeted rolled oats may no longer be imported, but there are ample supplies of loose oatmeal and rolled oats. Not all grocers, however, have been accustomed to stock oats in these forms, and some members of the public may have had temporary diffi- culty in making purchases from their usual suppliers until the retailers had taken steps to remedy the position.