HC Deb 01 March 1934 vol 286 c1264
43. Captain ELLISTON

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the funds to be provided to ensure a purer milk supply will be available for the assistance of dairy farmers who are willing to instal pasteurisation plants as advised by medical officers of the public health service?


The suggestion of my hon. and gallant Friend is noted; but I am not in a position to make any statement concerning the precise allocation of the sum to be devoted to securing a purer milk supply, pending the results of consultation between the Departments concerned and the Milk Marketing Boards.


Will the right hon. Gentleman impress on the Milk Marketing Board that, as long as something like 10 per cent. of raw milk samples are infected with tubercle bacilli, medical men will insist on pasteurisation before they feel justified in recommending the public to drink more milk?


I do not wish to enter into controversy with my hon. and gallant Friend at Question Time.