HC Deb 02 July 1941 vol 372 c1353
60. Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will make a statement on the oatmeal situation, in view of the difficulty some rural villages are experiencing in obtaining oatmeal, and the recent broadcasts to use oatmeal in various ways?

Major Lloyd George

The oatmeal supply position is governed by the capacity of the home mills. Production for some months has been considerably in excess of the normal consumption, but, owing to the great increase in demand, some local shortages have occurred. All cases brought to the notice of the Ministry are being investigated, and in localities in which the shortage is confirmed supplies are being made available.

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