HC Deb 28 January 1929 vol 224 cc605-6

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the conviction of a milk seller for selling milk at five minutes past eight in the evening; and whether he will consider the introduction of a Regulation enabling milk to be excluded from the eight o'clock limit?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

I have seen a newspaper reference to this case, but it has not otherwise been brought to my notice. I have no information showing any need for the exemption suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend, and as it was only last Session that the present law was passed, it would be clearly much too soon to consider proposals for its revision.


Does the right hon. Gentleman think it fair that the public serving of milk should be restricted, having regard to the importance of the feeding of children?


If my hon. and gallant Friend had thought of it six months ago, he might have put down an Amendment on the point when the Bill dealing with the matter was under consideration.

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