HC Deb 22 July 1941 vol 373 cc769-70
19. Sir Stanley Reed

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give the extent to which the national loaf and national flour are used in the feeding of the Army?

Captain Margesson

Arrangements are being made for at least 25 per cent. of the bread supplied to the Army to be made from the new national flour, and this percentage will be gradually increased as existing stocks of white flour are used up.

Sir S. Reed

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman direct his attention to the advertisement of the Ministry of Food in the papers to-day, and will he ask officers to use their efforts to increase the use of this excellent loaf?

Captain Margesson

I have said that we are already using 25 per cent, of national flour, and that amount will be increased as the stocks of white flour decrease.