MP and committee member Ehab Abdel Azim said the committee will compile reports on the inspection and submit them to parliament ahead of action against those responsible.
Wheat millers and traders have told Reuters that the high figure was a result of private suppliers misreporting their stocks to collect government payments for highly subsidized local wheat not actually in their silos.
Meanwhile, MP Yasser Omar criticized Hanafi for the situation, calling into the question the unusually high figures for wheat stocks in Egypt, suggesting that the ministry's system of wheat and bread supplies was being abused.
In 2011 and in 2012 the official stores of wheat in Egypt amounted to 9.5 million tons, droping to 7.5 million tons in 2013, but then suddenly shot up to 10.5 million tons in 2014 and 2015, said Omar.
Saying that such figures were surprising, he said that "it's better to refer this issue to the military authorities to stop violations."