HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 c1692W

asked the Food Controller whether he is aware that, owing to railway congestion at Avon-mouth, whereby supplies of wheat are being arrested, a stoppage of all West of England flour mills between Exeter and Penzance is likely to be enforced within the next fourteen days; and whether he can consider the possibility of importing a cargo direct to Plymouth with a view to alleviation of the very serious possibilities of the situation?


The Food Controller is fully alive to the exigencies of the situation created by the railway congestion at Avonmouth, and is already taking steps in the direction indicated by the hon. and gallant Member in order to overcome the difficulty.

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