HC Deb 09 November 1926 vol 199 cc872-3
58. Sir C. CAYZER

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the campaign now being promoted in many urban districts with the object of authorising all medical officers in any district to which milk is supplied to inspect the farm or farms from which such supplies originate; what is the attitude of his Department on the matter; and whether he is aware of the objections from every standpoint of the dairying interest to such policy?


My right hon. Friend has been asked to reply to this, question. He has received copies of resolutions passed by a number of urban authorities in the sense indicated by my hon. Friend. My right hon. Friend is aware of the objections of the dairying interest to the policy recommended in these resolutions, and he does not at present contemplate the introduction of legislation to amend the Milk and Dairies (Consolidation) Act, 1915, which now governs this matter.

80. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE

asked the Minister of Health whether he will take steps to exempt from the Milk and Dairies Order farmers who sell milk only to their own farm workers and their families?


As at present advised, my right bon. Friend sees no reason for exempting from the requirements of the Order farmers who sell milk only to farm workers and their families. There seems no reason why such persons should not have the same protection as is accorded to the rest of the community by the Milk and Dairies Order.

Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE

Is my hon. Friend aware that, if this Order is enforced, a large number of farmers will cease to supply milk to their men?


I hope that that is not the case. I venture to suggest that this is only a reasonable requirement.