HC Deb 30 April 1929 vol 227 cc1390-1W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is in a position to state approximately the amount of wheat which will be required to mill 25 per cent. of the flour used in the Army for the making of bread during a period of six months?


It is estimated that the produce of some 1,300 tons of wheat will be required under the Government's proposals in Army and Air Force bakeries.


asked the Secretary of State for War the amount of flour required for the supply of bread to troops at home which is to be limited to flour milled from home-grown wheat; whether an increase of cost is contemplated as the result of this decision; and, if so, the total estimated increase?


The Government proposal is that the flour supplied for the baking of bread for His Majesty's Forces during a period of six months after harvest should contain 25 per cent. of flour milled from home-grown wheat. It is estimated that under this proposal the minimum quantity of produce of home-grown wheat required for Army and Air Force bakeries would be about 900 tons. I am not in a position to forecast the effect of this proposal on the price of flour supplied under Army contracts.