§ 20. Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Minister of Agriculture the total amount of milk for commercial purposes produced during the past two years: will he say how much of it was pasteurised milk, Grade A milk, and Grade A tuberculin-tested milk; and how much described as clean milk, purified milk etc., was produced for consumption?
As the reply is rather long, I propose with the hon. Member's permission to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ The total amount of milk produced in England and Wales during the past two years, exclusive of milk fed to calves and 8 pigs but inclusive of milk manufactured into various products both on and off farms as well as milk consumed in liquid form, has been estimated as follows:—
|June to May.||Million gallons.|
§ As regards the proportions of these quantities which may be classified as officially designated milks, it is estimated that "Certified" "Grade A (T.T.)" and "Grade A" milks constitute approximately 1 per cent. of the milk consumed as liquid milk. No reliable estimate for "Pasteurised" milk is available. The terms "Clean" and "Purified" are not recognised as official designations; they are entirely relative terms and as they signify no definite or absolute standard, the quantities of milk sold under them are unknown.