§ Sir C. CAYZER
asked the Minister of Agriculture what would be the difference in the price of flour sold to the retailer, as compared with the present price, if foreign wheat were imported for milling purposes here instead of entering the country in the form of flour milled abroad?
Imports of flour represent only about 15 per cent. of the flour milled from imported wheat. Imported flour is sold on a strictly competitive basis with home-milled flour, and I am unable to estimate what would be the difference in the price of flour in this country if imported supplies were prohibited.