§ Captain R. TERRELL
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that farmers are finding it practically impossible to obtain pure millers' offals for their stock; and what steps it is proposed to take to remedy the situation?1332W
§ Mr. McCURDY
I have been asked to reply. According to the Food Controller's information, the present supply of flour mill offals is approximately equal to the pre-war supply, and all offals produced by controlled flour mills have for some months been pure wheat offals. In these circumstances the Food Controller does not consider that any action is required.
§ Brigadier-General COCKERILL
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that English bran is practically unobtainable at the price of £12 10s. a ton; and whether there is ground for the prevailing belief that English offal are being mixed with foreign offals, and sold as foreign bran at about £20 a ton, or about £3 a ton above the price of homegrown wheat?
§ Mr. McCURDY
I have been asked to reply. The low price of millers' offals compared with the price of other forms of feeding stuffs has undoubtedly created an abnormal demand. The present supply of offals is, however, at the present time approximately equal to the pre-war quantity. So far as the Food Controller is aware, there is no ground for the belief referred to in the last part of the question.