§ 6. Mr. HANNON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that the cost of bread baked in the Navy victualling yard at Malta was equivalent in 1922–23 to 1s. 0½d. per quartern loaf; and whether this high cost was due to any special local circumstances?
§ Mr. AMMON
The high cost of the bread baked during the year mentioned was due to the fact that the victualling yard was using up reserves of wheat purchased at a time when prices were considerably higher than those ruling when the wheat was milled. The wheat is valued out in the costings accounts at its actual cost.