HC Deb 02 May 1940 vol 360 cc931-2W
Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the shortage of animal foodstuffs and the comparative idleness of the mills all over the country, he will consider the advisability of limiting the import of flour and only allow corn coming into the country before it is ground, thus securing the offal for animal food?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Flour mills in the United Kingdom have been working at high pressure for many weeks past and are at present, generally speaking, fully occupied in meeting the normal demand for flour. My Noble Friend is not able to adopt the suggestion that flour imports should be suspended at the present time.

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