According to the information received from local authorities, the number of licensed pasteurising establishments in England and Wales at the 31st December, 1926, was 99, and the number of shops and other establishments licensed for the sale of pasteurised milk was 591. These licences are issued by the local sanitary authorities, and I have no information as to the number of times the establishments were inspected.
The numbers of producers' licences for certified, grade A (tuberculin tested), and grade A milk current in England and Wales on the 31st December, 1926, were 120, 131 and 258 respectively. The corresponding figures on the 16th December, 1925, were 95, 93 and 170. I should add that the licences for grade A milk arc granted by local authorities, and that the figures which I have given in regard to this grade are only approximate.