HC Deb 11 April 1935 vol 300 cc1327-8
34. Captain HEILGERS (for Major MILLS)

asked the Minister of Health whether he will, as a temporary or permanent measure, authorise such rural and urban district councils within the administrative county of Southampton as apply to him to grant licences to sell Grade A milk under the Milk (Special Designations) Order, 1923, in order to avoid unequal treatment of milk producers who desire to qualify for the bonus under the accredited milk scheme, in view of the fact that the Hampshire County Council does not at present exercise its powers under the above Order and has no meeting at which it can decide to do so until 13th May, and that at present only a small proportion of the district councils in the county can grant these licences?


My right hon. Friend is in communication with the county council upon this matter and, pending their decision, he does not think it desirable to authorise any further district councils to grant licences to producers of Grade A milk.