§ Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Minister of Agriculture what at present prices is the approximate cost of wheat in a 4-lb. loaf of bread?
§ Mr. BUXTON
The cost will necessarily vary with the quality and description of wheat used in the manufacture of the flour from which the bread is made. Flour is usually the result of a mixture of several kinds of wheat, but taking as an example a mixture of 85 per cent. Canadian or hard wheat and 15 per cent. British wheat (the proportion quoted in an example given in the Interim Report of the Linlithgow Committee) the cost of the wheat to the miller at present prices would be nearly 5½d. per 4-lb. loaf. If the flour were made wholly from British wheat, the cost of the wheat to the miller at present prices would be approximately the same.