HC Deb 23 April 1951 vol 487 cc1-2
1. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Food what was the consumption of flour per head of the civilian population in 1950; and how does this compare with 1938 and 1945.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Mr. Frederick Willey)

The provisional estimate is 205 1b. per head as compared with 194 lb. before the war and 241 lb. in 1945.

Mr. Dodds

Is my hon. Friend aware of the growing volume of complaints by local authorities about the wilful waste of flour and the increasing amount of bread that is being put into dustbins? Should not some appeal be made for economy in this respect?

Mr. Willey

The figures I have given do not seem to support that suggestion.

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