§ 17. Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the level of inclusion of cereal substitutes in animal compound feeds.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to imported materials and does not intend to include byproducts of the United Kingdom food processing industries which have traditionally been used in animal feed.
Imports in 1981–82 of materials loosely referred to as "cereal substitutes"—manioc, maize gluten feed, grain screenings, citrus and sugar beet pulps, and the residues of grain milling, brewing and distilling—amounted to about 2.3 million tonnes, equivalent to some 13 per cent. of total supplies of concentrated animal feeding stuffs in that year.