HC Deb 12 March 1941 vol 369 c1295W
Mr. Richards

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food, seeing that it is proposed to reduce the ration of feeding-stuffs by 50 per cent. early in April whether he will divert some of the barley now being used for brewing to feeding the livestock of this country whose flesh and milk is urgently required just now?

Major Lloyd George

My Noble Friend has already taken steps to divert large quantities of barley to animal feeding-stuffs by restricting, under licence, the amount of cereals that may be purchased by brewers and maltsters. He does not consider that further action in this direction is called for at the moment.