HC Deb 19 November 1941 vol 376 cc343-4W
Mr. Liddall

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the large number of cattle in the country that are being insufficiently fed; and will he at once take steps to have quantities of linseed cake and other animal feeding-stuffs, at present stored in unsuitable and vulnerable premises, distributed to the farmers whose cattle so urgently need the food?

Major Lloyd George

The answer to the first part of my hon. Friend's Question is in the negative. I cannot accept the statement that feeding-stuffs are being stored in unsuitable premises. In order to maintain the supply of cake to farmers throughout the winter, a reserve has been accumulated and it would not be in the national interests to dispose of these supplies as my hon. Friend suggests.