§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food how much material will be released to the brewing trade this year that would otherwise be available for solid food; and whether any decision has been made as to which shall have priority in case of shortage?
§ Mr. Boothby
It is estimated that the brewing trade will this year use about 700,000 tons of barley and other materials, of which some 20 per cent. is returned as brewers' grains for feeding animals; in the event of future shortage, the use of these materials for brewing would be reviewed.