HC Deb 05 February 1918 vol 101 c2118W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether-the necessary steps have been taken by his Department to render uniform the fineness of the 90 per cent. extraction wheat flour now being milled generally in accordance with Government Regulations; and whether he will bear in mind that its digestibility depends on its. proper degree of fineness?


As I informed the hon. Member on 27th November the limited supply of labour and machinery available for flour millers renders any attempt to secure absolute uniformity impracticable. I understand, however, that flour millers in the interest of their personal connection have always endeavoured. to secure the highest degree of fineness attainable in the milling of flour while conforming to the requirements of the Flour Mills Control Committee as to the percentage of extraction to be obtained from different types of wheat and diluent cereals.

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