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Cotton Seed Cake (Egypt)

Volume 416: debated on Friday 30 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that there are large surplus stocks of cotton seed cake in Egypt; which are being used for fuel; and whether steps will now be taken to make larger supplies of cotton seed cake available to British farmers.

I have been asked to reply. I am aware of stocks of cotton seed cake in Egypt, but not of a surplus. Throughout the war Egypt has been obliged to use part of her cotton seed cake as fuel because she has been deprived of alternative kinds of fuel from other sources. The answer to the last part of the Question is, "No, Sir."