Russian Cereals (Imports).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 6th October 1931.

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Photo of Mr Carlyon Bellairs Mr Carlyon Bellairs , Maidstone

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asked the President of the Board of Trade how much Soviet Russian wheat, barley and oats is credited to other countries by reason of transit through those countries; and whether any flour was received from Soviet Russia in the cereal year 1930–31?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

I have no information as to whether any of the imports of wheat, barley and oats into the United Kingdom registered as consigned from countries other than the Soviet Union originated in the Soviet Union. During the 12 months ended the 31st August, 1931, no flour imported into the United Kingdom was registered as consigned from the Soviet Union.

Photo of Mr Carlyon Bellairs Mr Carlyon Bellairs , Maidstone

Will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiries as to obtaining information for future Parliaments?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

I know of no means by which I could get the information. There is no source from which I could get that information. Nearly all this corn comes from the Black Sea, and it is most unlikely that any part of it is transferred across the railways of other countries.

Photo of Mr Alexander Haycock Mr Alexander Haycock , Salford West

Is there anything wrong, in these hard times, in getting cheap cereals from Russia?