HC Deb 20 February 1919 vol 112 cc1124-5
56. Captain R. TERRELL

asked the Prime Minister whether the Cabinet have taken into consideration the question of the control by the State of the milk supply; and, if so, whether, before arriving at any decision, he proposes to hear the views of those more especially interested?


I have been asked to reply The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The Food Controller is arranging that the question of future control shall be considered in the first instance by an interdepartmental Conference comprising representatives of the Ministry of Food, the Local Government Boards, and the Departments of Agriculture. Legislation will, of course, be necessary before State control of the milk supply can come into effect, and full opportunity for discussion will be given.

Sir A. YEO

Will he consider the retail trade, who have a great deal of interest in this matter, and who have apparently been ignored by the Department during the whole time of the food control?