HC Deb 17 December 1948 vol 459 c242W
Mr. Digby

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the shortage of flour in West Dorset; and whether he will increase the allocation.

Mr. Strachey

My inquiries have not revealed that there is any general shortage of flour in this area, but if the hon. Member will send me details of any case he may have in mind I will willingly look into it.

Commander Maitland

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that some bakers in the Alford, Mablethorpe and Sutton districts, are having considerable difficulty in meeting customers demands for bread owing to the allocation of flour being insufficient; that this is due to future allocations being overdrawn in order to cope with the seasonal holiday requirements of a seaside resort; and if he will reconsider the whole question of flour allocations to bakers in this area.

Mr. Strachey

Since I received this information only yesterday I will, with the hon. Member's permission look into the matter and write to him.

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