§ 53. Sir PHILIP DAWSON
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the difference in the price which the farmers receive for their milk from the milk combine in London and the price at which it is sold to the consumer; and whether, in view of the combine's proposal to raise the price of milk to the consumer, he will take any action to investigate the matter under the terms of the Foodstuffs (Prevention of Exploitation) Act?
I have been asked to reply. The Food Council have been in communication with the Permanent Joint Milk Committee of producers and distributors and understand that the increase in price of 1d. per quart which it is proposed to charge during December and January will be paid to the producers.