HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 cc89-90W
73. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Food how many tons of stale bread have been bought from bakers for each of the past three months; and what price is paid per ton.

Dr. Summerskill

I regret I have no information as to the amount of stale bread sold by bakers. The maximum price for stale bread sold as bread is £24 per ton, and for stale bread dried and crumbled as sausage rusk it is £32 per ton. In respect of stale bread unfit for human consumption, our local officers have been authorised to permit the sale of such bread for animal food at a maximum price of £7 5s. per ton. We do not know, however, whether these figures were readied in every case.