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Condemned Food Sale

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture who were the four farmers who were allocated between them 1¾ tons of Kellogg's All Bran from Birkett Loose Boxes, Clifton Hampden; on what basis was the choice made by the local A.E.C.; and why were a larger number not entitled to participate, each with a smaller amount.

The foul farmers referred to were Messrs. A. Betts, Newhaven Manor Poultry Farm, Wallingford; M. Harris, Little Milton Manor, Oxford; B. L. Townsend, Ovary Farm, Dorchester-on-Thames; and C. Tredwell, Bacons House, Finmore, Bucks. These four farmers were selected from a list supplied by the Oxfordshire W.A.E.C. to the Ministry of Food as being likely to purchase and make good use of this particular consignment of condemned food for immediate feeding to their own livestock; the quantity available was not sufficient for a wider distribution since it would not have been worth while for farmers to send transport for small quantities.