HC Deb 29 July 1946 vol 426 c109W
Mr. Eccles

asked the Minister of Food whether he will give figures showing the human consumption of cereal products per head in Scotland, in the five most northerly food divisions in England, for England as a whole and for Wales, for the two most recent years for which these figures arc available.

Mr. Strachey

Precise details of the consumption of cereal products in different regions are not available, but there are figures which indicate the approximate levels of consumption in urban working class households in certain areas, in which investigations have been carried out; the figures for the first quarter of 1946 and the corresponding period of 1945 showing the approximate consumption of all cereal products, including bread and flour, in terms of bread are given below:

First Quarter.
1945. 1 1b. per head 1946 per week.
Scotland 5.8 5.8
Five most northerly Food Divisions in England (Northern, North-Eastern; North-Western, North Midland and Midland) Not available 5.5
England as a whole 5.6 5.5

Corresponding figures for the Northern Divisions in 1945 and for Wales in both 1945 and 1946 are not available.