HC Deb 19 February 1947 vol 433 c1183
62. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Food how much home-grown wheat was delivered to the flour mills in January as compared with the two previous months.

Dr. Summerskill

The total amount of home-grown wheat delivered to mills in the five weeks ended 1st February was 220,000 tons. The amounts for the four weeks ended 28th December and 30th November were 88,000 tons and 112,000 tons respectively.

Mr. Hurd

Does not the Minister consider this a very satisfactory response to the Government's. request for increased threshing?

Dr. Summerskill


63. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Food if he is continuing the relaxation in the quality standards for millable wheat allowed in January, in order to induce increased deliveries to the mills.

Dr. Summerskill

Yes, Sir. Wheat containing up to 50 per cent. of sprouted grains will continue to be accepted by flour millers if it is otherwise sound.