HC Deb 05 March 1953 vol 512 cc73-4W
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 what were the quantities of barley, maize, oats, sorghums. offals, low protein cakes, high protein cakes, animal protein, unmillable wheat and miscellaneous feedingstuffs, respectively, made available, showing the quantities of home produced and imported goods separately.

Major Lloyd George

The following table shows the quantities of rationed animal feedingstuffs distributed in the United Kingdom during the calendar year 1952:

Imported Thousand tons
Home-grown or Home-produced Total
Wheat of feeding quality 129 50 179
Wheat offals (a) 96 939 1,035
Barley 839 218 1,057
Oats 126 144 270
Maize 1,058 1,058
Sorghums 104 104
Oilcakes and meal (b)
Low protein 22 260 282
High and medium protein 384 318 702
Animal protein 75 100 175
Other feedingstuffs (c) 260 238 498
TOTAL 3,093 2,267 5,360


(a) The proportion of home-grown wheat to the total quantity of wheat used in millers' grists was 27 per cent. in 1952.

(b) Home-produced oilcakes and meals are derived from imported oilseeds and small quantities of home-grown linseed.

(c) Other imported feeding - stuffs include molasses, rice bran, locust beans, cassava, mandioca and maize gluten feed. Other home-grown and home-produced feeding-stuffs include maize gluten feed and other cereal by-products.

The figures are directly comparable with and subject to the same qualifications as those for the years 1945 to 1951 which were given on 26th April, 1949, 27th March, 1950, 1st February, 1951 and 27th March. 1952.