HC Deb 19 March 1942 vol 378 c1652
56. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will issue a statement on the nutritive value of sawdust; and the extent to which his Department considers it possible to be used in feeding-stuffs?

Mr. Hudson

Untreated sawdust is almost valueless as a food for livestock. Chemical treatment of sawdust has been undertaken abroad to render it suitable as a feeding-stuff, but it is doubtful whether the process is economic, and further investigation would be required. The process could not be carried out on the farm.