§ 62. Lieutenant-Colonel Boles
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what principle guides his policy of closing down small flour mills in favour of centralisation of wheat-milling in target areas?
Major Lloyd George
My hon. and gallant Friend is under a misapprehension, but I am glad of the oportunity of explaining that the policy of my Department has been the exact reverse of that suggested in the Question. Since the beginning of hostilities, a number of small mills have been restarted and the output of such mills has helped to compensate for the reduction in capacity which has occurred in target areas.