HC Deb 30 January 1913 vol 47 cc1504-5

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state the quantity of fresh milk imported into the United Kingdom from France during the month of December, 1912; what is the average cost per gallon of its carriage by sea and by land to London, respectively and whether such milk is subject to any inspection or tests as to its purity either in the United Kingdom or at the place from which it is obtained?


The quantity of fresh milk consigned from France which was imported into the United Kingdom during December, 1912, was 1,868 cwts. The whole of this quantity was imported at Southampton, and I understand that the combined sea and rail freight from the French port of shipment to London is 2s. 6d. per seventeen imperial gallons. The last part of the question should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the President of the Local Government Board.