HC Deb 25 February 1918 vol 103 c1082
27. Captain SHEEHAN

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the complaints of the Cork Food Control Committee as to the manner in which their representations on the question of the exclusion of the sale of milk in small shops from the Regulations of the Public Meals Order have been treated ; whether resolutions were received by the Minister of Food on the subject and remained unacknowledged; and can he explain why the representations of this committee are treated with such scant consideration?


I must express my regret that, owing to some unexplained delay, the representations of the Cork Food Control Committee only reached the responsible officer of my Department on the 21st instant. An acknowledgment was sent directly they were received. In the meantime the matter had been considered by the Food Control Committee for Ireland, who intimated that in their opinion it was not desirable to permit the sale of milk as a beverage until supplies became more plentiful.