§ 22. Lord SCONE
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the producers of milk are receiving at the present time only fourpence per gallon for milk containing 3.40 per cent. butter fat; and what action he proposes to take to safeguard the milk producers until the milk marketing schemes can be brought into operation?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Major Elliot)
I am aware that, largely owing to the fall in prices of milk products, producers are at present receiving very low prices for milk surplus to the requirements of the liquid market. As I have already intimated, the whole dairy produce situation is under review, but I am unable to make a further statement.
§ Mr. HERBERT WILLIAMS
Has my right hon. and gallant Friend given any consideration to the putting of a duty on skimmed condensed milk?