§ 13. Captain HEILGERS
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any portion of the £750,000 authorised to be spent in the next four years under the provisions of the Milk Act is being utilised at the present time; and, if so, to what specific purpose is it being allocated?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Scotland, and myself, acting in conjunction under Section 9 of the Milk Act, 1934, have now arranged to fix the 1st February as the appointed day from which the expenditure of the sums provided under that Section is to begin. On that day schemes will come into operation for encouraging the establishment of herds free from tuberculosis by the offer of a bonus on milk produced from such herds.