HC Deb 17 April 1930 vol 237 cc3147-8W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what was the total amount of oats and oatmeal purchased and consumed by his Department in each of the last five years; what proportion of these amounts was home-grown and home-milled; and what was the average price paid in each year?


The preparation of this information would necessitate expenditure of much time and labour which, having regard to the comparatively small requirements of oats and oatmeal in the naval service, I hope the hon. and gallant Member will agree would not be justified. The oatmeal is Scotch grown and milled.