HC Deb 13 March 1946 vol 420 c216W
Mr. S. Shephard

asked the Minister of Food what quantity of wheat was damaged or ruined through being stored in areas which have recently suffered flooding.

Dr. Summerskill

The only case known to my Department is that of a store at Gunthorpe in the Newark area which was affected by the overflowing of a river. The total quantity of wheat damaged by this event is not expected to exceed 10 tons. Four tons of this wheat, which have already been recovered, will be used for animal feeding as being now unfit for human food.