HC Deb 18 February 1920 vol 125 c913W

asked the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to be able to reduce the Government charge for bran which is now weighing so heavily upon farmers who have to purchase foodstuffs?


I have been asked to reply. Any decrease in the price of bran would involve an increase in the amount of the bread subsidy, and as, even at the present price, bran is relatively one of the cheapest forms of cattle food, it is not thought advisable to make any reduction.