HC Deb 12 March 1941 vol 369 c1299W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that a request has been made to his Department for the supply of two sacks of fortified white flour for the purposes of a scientific test of the comparative values of the fortified loaf, the national wheat-meal loaf and the whole-wheat loaf; that this request has been refused on the ground that the Ministry has not any such flour at its disposal; and whether, as the decision to fortify white flour was taken eight months ago, he will, in the national interest, afford facilities for a test of this kind to be undertaken?

Major Lloyd George

The answers to the first and second parts of the Question are in the affirmative. The question of utilising to the best advantage the limited quantities of fortified flour which are expected to become available shortly is under consideration but my Noble Friend regrets that he cannot hold out any hope of making advance supplies available for the particular test referred to by my hon. Friend.