HC Deb 07 July 1913 vol 55 c8

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether it is proposed to make a Grant out of the Development Fund for the promotion of the practice of keeping milk records with a view to the improvement of milk-producing qualities in cattle; and, if so, how and under what conditions will, such Grant be applied?


The Development Commissioners have recommended, and the Treasury have sanctioned,, the payment of Grants to milk-recording societies, subject to the following conditions: (a) That preferential consideration be given to societies-already formed on a co-operative basis; (b) that the societies receiving Grants-employ "testers" to check or take the milk records at proper intervals; (c) that no society receive a Grant exceeding £50 annually, or exceeding one-half the expenditure incurred by it in the employment of a "tester." The total sum available for this purpose during the current financial year is £5,000.