HC Deb 26 June 1930 vol 240 c1372W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the use of flour made from British-grown wheat affects the cost of bread supplied to the public; and whether if double the present proportion of such flour were used by the bakers there would be any variation in the cost of bread to the consumer?


I have been asked to reply. I have no reason to think that the use by bakers of flour milled from home-grown wheat instead of flour milled from imported wheats in any way affects the price of bread. I am advised that a substantial increase in the average proportion of home-grown wheat milled for bread-making purposes would not necessarily cause any variation in bread prices.