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Grain Sales (Trading Deficit)

Volume 523: debated on Monday 1 February 1954

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9.

asked the Minister of Food the trading deficit to the latest available date on the sale of grain by his Department during the financial year 1953–54.

Up to 31st December, 1953, the trading deficit is estimated at £8·1 million.

:Does the Minister realise that his losses on grains are making chicken feed of the expenditure on groundnuts?