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Animal Feeding Stuffs (Northern Ireland)

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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55.

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, as Northern Ireland has not been receiving its promised quota of feeding-stuffs for some time past, he will at once make arrangements whereby the promise of a quota equal to that given to Great Britain will be implemented to the full?

My information is that Northern Ireland has received the same proportion of pre-war supplies of cereal feeding-stuffs up to the end of April as Great Britain. If my hon. Friend will let me have particulars in support of the statement on which his Question is based I will look into the matter.

I would like to know, both from the milling end and the stock-raising end, whether the deficiency will be made up at the earliest possible moment, because in one week there is a supply and in the next a shortage?

In regard to cereal feeding-stuffs, Northern Ireland receives the same proportion as other parts of the United Kingdom. I have not yet had time to make full inquiries with regard to feeding-cake.