§ 38. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Minister of Food how much wheat has been purchased abroad by his Department and on private account since 1st May, when traders were allowed to import wheat.
§ Lieut-Colonel Lipton
Can the Minister say whether he has any information about the extent to which wheat is being bought on private account? If he has not that information, how does he decide how much wheat to buy on Government account?
§ Major Lloyd George
Control does not end until 29th August, and there is no need for traders to buy on private account if they do not wish to do so, because the Ministry will continue to supply them to their full requirements.