HC Deb 24 April 1934 vol 288 cc1532-3
24. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the contracts of the hospitals under his control require the purchase of certified, Grade A, or ordinary standard milk?


Tenders are invited for fresh and for pasteurised milk for hospitals, but not for certified or Grade A milk. The fresh milk has to comply with the Department's specification and is required to be not below the standard required by the Sale of Milk Regulations, 1901. Unless the cost is excessive, preference is invariably given to pasteurised milk, and this type of milk is being supplied to the majority of military hospitals under the existing contracts.

Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

Can my hon. Friend say why contracts do not specify certified or Grade "A" milk?


We find the milk supplied under present contracts very Satisfactory.