HC Deb 28 November 1917 vol 99 c2023W
Major HUNT

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that the wheat stored at the London Docks and other places is being consumed and damaged by rats and that bacon has been left so long at our ports that it has become unfit fo food; and what steps are being taken to put an end to this waste of food?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The second part, therefore, does not arise. I may add that, whatever loss may have occurred in the past owing to a temporary glut of certain imported articles, there does not now appear to be any appreciable waste. It would be more helpful if, instead of making vague allegations, hon. Members would furnish me with definite particulars which could be made the subject of investigation.