HC Deb 27 March 1952 vol 498 cc81-2W
Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Food the tonnages of rationed feedingstuffs made available to the agricultural industry in the United Kingdom last year; and, in particular, the quantities of wheat, barley, oats, maize oil-cakes, milling by-products and sorghum.

Major Lloyd George

The following table shows the quantities of rationed animal feedingstuffs distributed in the United Kingdom during the calendar year 1951:

Thousand tons
Imported Home grown or Home produced Total
Wheat of feeding quality 189 65 254
Wheat offals (a) 175 979 1,154
Barley 1,181 24 1,205
Oats 81 128 209
Maize 874 874
Sorghum 71 71
Oilcakes and meal (b) 434 573 1,007
Other feeding stuffs (c) 321 317 638
TOTAL 3,326 2,086 5,412
(a) The proportion of home-grown wheat to the total quantity of wheat used in millers' grists was 32 per cent. in 1951.
(b) Home-produced oilcakes and meals are derived from imported oilseeds and small quantities of home-grown linseed.
(c) Other imported feedingstuffs include herring meal, whale meat meal, molasses, rice bran, locust beans, cassava, mandioca and maize gluten feed. Other home-grown and home-produced feeding-stuffs include fish meal, meat and bone meal, maize gluten feed and other cereal by-products.
These figures are directly comparable with and subject to the same qualifications as those for the years 1945 to 1950 which were given on 26th April, 1949, 27th March, 1950, and 1st February, 1951.