HC Deb 06 March 1986 vol 93 c256W
35. Mr. Torney

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food which research he plans to undertake to produce an increased proportion of wheat suitable for breadmaking in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Gummer

Some 82 per cent. of the wheat milled in the United Kingdom in 1984–85 was home-grown, compared with 54 per cent. in 1979–80. My Department currently funds a significant amount of reseach and development to improve the bread-making quality of wheat, and increasing emphasis is to be given to this aspect of research in the future.