§ 39. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Food what quantity of maize and oats, respectively, were sold during the trading year 1946–47 for delivery abroad; and what were the respective values of the sales.
§ Dr. Summerskill
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following as the information:
§ The quantities and value of maize and oats sold for delivery abroad during the trading year 1946–47 were for countries for which we had procurement responsibilities or acted as purchasing agents. The quantities were as follow:
§ shipments from country of origin to destination.
§ The destinations were as follow:
§ production of starch for the United Kingdom.
§ With the exception of the seed oats delivered to the Control Commission for Germany and the maize sent to Holland and Belgium for processing, these grains were intended for human consumption.