asked the President of the Board of Trade how much money has been provided by the Government for the building of farina factories; how much of the money has been repaid; and how many of the factories are still in operation?
His Majesty's Government did not provide any sums for the building of farina factories and I would refer the hon. Member to paragraphs 13 and 14 of the Comptroller and Auditor-General's Report of 13th June, 1921, on Trading Accounts and Balance Sheets, published as Cmd. 1368, for information as to Government outlay and recovery in connection with the acquisition, equipment and working of farina factories. I have no information as to any present operations of the factories as the interest of His Majesty's Government in them has long since come to an end.