§ 68. Mr. LECKIE
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the difficulty of purchasing fresh milk in the villages of Wiltshire owing to the fact that farmers are not permitted to retail locally more than one gallon a day; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy the grievance?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
Under the Milk Marketing Scheme any registered producer may sell milk by retail without restriction as to quantity if he holds a licence issued by the Milk Marketing Board authorising him so to do. The Board are not entitled to refuse a retail licence to any registered producer who applies for one, except in the case of a producer who has previously had his licence revoked. By a determination of the board, a producer who does not retail more than one gallon of milk daily need not apply for a licence, but if he wishes to sell more than this quantity he should take steps to obtain a licence.