Bread (Wheat Extraction Rate)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st March 1945.

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Photo of Professor Archibald Hill Professor Archibald Hill , Cambridge University 12:00 am, 21st March 1945

asked the Minister of Food how many more tons of wheat are required annually in the United Kingdom to mill flour of 80 per cent. extraction than of 85 per cent. extraction; and whether, in view of the grave short- age of food in Europe, and the admitted fact that the 80 per cent. is no more nourishing than the 85 per cent., this extra wheat will be saved.