HC Deb 21 October 1920 vol 133 cc1100-1W

asked the Minister of Food what is the estimated human consumption of wheat for the United Kingdom in quarters for the cereal year 1920–21; what is the estimated weekly consumption; how many weeks will the home product supply; and what will be the balance required from abroad?


The estimated weekly consumption of wheat for the United Kingdom is 630,000 quarters. It is still premature to furnish estimates as to the home production of wheat, and the percentage of total consumption which home-grown grain will provide. It is, therefore, impossible at the present juncture to state what will be our requirements of imported wheat during the cereal year 1920–21.

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