HC Deb 09 March 1949 vol 462 c1187
53. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Food whether the Government will now consider lowering the extraction rate of flour so as to give more white bread to the public and more feedingstuffs to livestock.

Mr. Strachey

No, Sir; to do so would mean buying more wheat with dollars which we have not got.

Mr. De la Bère

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that the public want white bread, the farmers want more animal feedingstuffs; that the Government do nothing about it, and that I want to get rid of the Government?