Small Loaves.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 1st July 1942.

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Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , Bournemouth

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what is the smallest size loaf bakers are allowed to put on the market; and whether he is satisfied that public inability to purchase small loaves which may be all that is needed is not a cause of waste?

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

Bakers are permitted to sell I lb. loaves of national bread, 8 oz. loaves of Vienna bread and small rolls. I am satisfied that the small units at present available reasonably meet present-day requirements. Small loaves are costly in man-power, fuel and transport and, generally speaking, are more expensive to buy.