HC Deb 23 January 1947 vol 432 cc92-3W
Lieut.-Colonel Dower

asked the Minister of Food how the damaged grain recently stored by corn merchants has been disposed of; and whether in future damaged grain will be made available to supplement the substantially reduced ration of feeding stuffs for domestic poultry.

Mr. Strachey

So far as I am aware, all damaged grain purchased by merchants has been disposed of within the scope of the feeding stuffs rationing scheme, and it is intended that this arrangement shall continue. It is not possible to arrange the distribution of damaged grain as a supplement to domestic poultry keepers because supplies become available in uncertain quantities from widely scattered areas.