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Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1945

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asked the Minister of Food why he has intimated to the contractors that the Government has requisitioned the entire production of oatmeal for War Office requirements to feed the liberated peoples in Europe and why contractors are left without supplies for the population of Britain; whether he has considered a protest from the Glasgow Corporation that the institutions under its control are left with insufficient supplies; and what action he is taking to ensure necessary supplies to these and other institutions and for the needs of the civilian population.

About 100 millers were directed to supply between them over May and June 2,744 tons of oatmeal solely for the use of our own soldiers. This amounted to rather under one week's output. Arrangements have already been made to meet the requirements of the Glasgow Corporation; the civil population will be catered for by the home industry supplemented as necessary from Ministry stocks.