§ 54. Major CARVER
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many butter factories are already in operation by the Milk Marketing Board and how many are contemplated; and whether an assurance can be given that such factories will not be operated in such a way as to
§ information desired, with the exception of average retail prices which are not available.
Is it a fact that the Ministry are doing all they can to keep these new potatoes out so that they can sell the old ones?
§ Following are the statements:
§ compete unfairly with, or to discourage, butter production by private firms and individuals?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The Milk Marketing Board do not possess any butter factories at present, but I understand they are contemplating the acquisition of two factories. As to the last part of the question, I have no reason to suppose that 555 they would be operated in such a way as to constitute unfair competition with other manufacturers.