HC Deb 05 June 1934 vol 290 cc738-9

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will inform Parliament if he has considered the report from the committee of investigation regarding the complaints of excessive summer charges by the Scottish Milk Marketing Board; what action he intends to take to reduce prices in accordance with the requests of the co-operative societies, the Scottish Socialist party, and other organisations acting oh behalf of consumers; what action is to be taken regarding the protest from Greenock against the increase in the price of milk during the summer months; and what the effect of this increase will be on local charitable institutions?


The Committee of Investigation for Scotland have not yet reported to me on the subject. With regard to the last part of the question, complaints by charitable institutions are at present under consideration by the Consumers Committee for Scotland in accordance with the provisions of the 1931 Act.


Will the right hon. Gentleman use his influence with the Cabinet, with a view to seeing that the extra supply of milk is given to the schoolchildren free of charge?