Mr. De la Bère
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in connection with the supply of cereals, such as cornflakes and rolled oats, he can give encouragement and assistance for 343W processing home-produced corn and oats, in view of the inadequate supplies to the public; and why it is that the manufacturers and processors in this country have not taken more active steps to meet the public requirements?
Major Lloyd George
Encouragement and assistance have already been given to oatmeal millers and breakfast cereals manufacturers to attain the maximum possible output. In consequence, the present output of such mills and factories is considerably in excess of their pre-war performance. The home-processed supplies are also being supplemented by importations and the combined quantity of oat products and breakfast cereals now being distributed is double the quantity distributed in the corresponding month of last year and far above the quantity consumed in peace-time. In view of the further increase in public demand for these products, other steps are being taken which it is expected will result in a still greater increase in the rate of distribution of both oat products and cereal breakfast food.