§ 24. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the contracts of the hospitals 1533 under his control require the purchase of certified, Grade A, or ordinary standard milk?
§ Mr. COOPER
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?