HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 cc336-7W
Mr. York

asked the Minister of Food the total imports and the total consumption of maize used as animal feed in 1947.

Mr. Strachey

Imports of maize into the United Kingdom during 1947 amounted to 481,000 tons. The total quantity released from Ministry of Food stocks during 1947 was 371,000 tons. Of this quantity animal feed requirements accounted for 217,000 tons and the balance of 154,000 tons was allocated for the manufacture of starch, glucose and cereal breakfast foods.