HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 c2248W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Food at what date the instructions conveyed in a letter from the Director of Cereal Products, dated 30th July, 1942, that it was not intended to license fresh mills ceased to be operative; how many flour mills producing stone ground flour are now licensed by his Department; and upon the advice of what advisory committee to his Department he has reduced the extraction of flour supplied for the national loaf to 82½ per cent.

Colonel Llewellin

In the Spring of 1943 reconsideration was given to the licensing of new mills in areas where the production facilities were deficient. Thirty-seven mills under the control of my Department are producing stone-ground flour, and their capacity is more than sufficient to meet the demand of the public for such flour. As regards the last part of the Question, I considered the views expressed by all my advisers concerned in this matter before reaching my decision.

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