HC Deb 26 June 1941 vol 372 cc1115-6W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what proportion of this year's grain crop has been allocated to brewers and distillers?

Major Lloyd George

It will shortly be permissible for a quantity of this year's crop of cereals to be acquired for malting, sufficient to meet 60 per cent. of 12 months' requirements of the brewing industry. It is not, of course, possible to express this allocation in terms of a proportion of the produce of this year's harvest. A further allocation of cereals will be made towards the close of the year. No decision has yet been reached with regard to an allocation of this year's grain crop for the manufacture of spirit.