HC Deb 22 May 1946 vol 423 c317
26. Squadron-Leader Sir Gifford Fox

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty to what extent it is intended that the R.N. should adopt the new type of high-extraction flour for making bread.

Mr. Dugdale

The new type of high extraction flour will be used in future for making bread in Naval shore establishments and in non-sea-going ships in the United Kingdom, instead of the national wheatmeal flour hitherto supplied. The use of specially dried high extraction flour for bread making in seagoing ships is being investigated.

Sir G. Fox

Are we to understand that sea-going ships are at present being supplied with white flour?

Mr. Dugdale

Yes, Sir, because it is quite impossible adequately to dry the new kind of flour; otherwise, sea-going ships would have exactly the same flour as the people on shore.