HC Deb 01 February 1954 vol 523 c9
9. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Food the trading deficit to the latest available date on the sale of grain by his Department during the financial year 1953–54.

Major Lloyd George

Up to 31st December, 1953, the trading deficit is estimated at £8.1 million.

Mr. Willey

Does the Minister realise that his losses on grains are making chicken feed of the expenditure on groundnuts?

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