HC Deb 24 May 1916 vol 82 c2119W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the statements of Professor Kenwood, when lecturing recently in London on war economy, to the effect that if whole-wheat flour were used instead of white flour for making bread 15 per cent. more loaves would be produced out of the same weight of wheat, and also that the bread would be of a more wholesome quality; whether he has any official information showing that only whole-wheat flour is milled in Paris and the sale of whole-wheat bread is compulsory in France; and will he consider the desirability of applying compulsory powers to cause an increase in the supply of whole-wheat flour in the United Kingdom and for the sale of whole-wheat bread, with the object of reducing the imports of wheat and flour and to promote health and economy?


At the moment I am not in a position to say more than that the matters dealt with in the question are at present under careful consideration in consultation with experts.