§ Mr. CHRISTIE
asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity of wheat flour imported into this country during 1924, 1925, and 1926; the origin of the flour in each of these years; and the proportion which the quantity imported bears to the total quantity of wheat brought into the country?
§ Mr. HACKING
The following table shows the quantities of the total imports of wheat meal and flour imported into the United Kingdom in the years 1924, 1925, and 1926; and the proportion which these imports bear to the total imports of wheat.
country and the quantity imported in the years 1924, 1926, and 1926; and what would be the effect of an export duty on wheat offals manufactured here?987W
§ Mr. HACKING
The total quantity of wheat offals produced in Great Britain, according to particulars furnished by flour millers in connection with the Census of Production for 1924, amounted in that year to 1,775,701 tons. Corresponding particulars relating to Northern Ireland are not yet available, nor is there any official information regarding output in the years 1925 and 1926. The following statement shows the total quantities of bran and pollard and of sharps and middlings imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the years 1924, 1925, and 1926.
— 1924. 1925. 1926. Tons. Tons. Tons. Bran and pollard 193,570 120,831 102,113 Sharps and middlings 96,334 52,217 56,006
As regards the last part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries on 21st November, to the hon. and gallant Member for Basingstoke (Sir A. Holbrook).