HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 cc468-9W
Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for War what were the average costs of bread-baking in shillings per sack of 280 pounds weight of flour in a representative large Army bakehouse during the month of July, 1939, under the following heads: flour, industry quota, delivered at bakehouses, yeast and other materials, wages, fuel, rent and depreciation; and how this compares with costs in October this year?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The following table gives the information desired:

Cost (in shillings) for each sack (280 1bs.) of flour used.
For the month of July, 1939. For the month of October, 1939.
Shillings. Shillings.
Flour (including quota) delivered at the bakery 21.4 19.9
Yeast and other materials 0.7 0.7
Wages of direct labour 4.8 4.4
Fuel, power and light 0.7 0.7
Rent, including repairs to buildings, barrack services and miscellaneous office expenses. 0.8 0.5
Depreciation of plant and operating utensils, including repairs. 0.9 0.7
Supervision 0.4 0.3
Totals 29.7 27.2