HC Deb 20 June 1935 vol 303 cc553-5
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?


Anybody knows that potatoes from the Empire come in without any restriction.

Following are the statements:

compete unfairly with, or to discourage, butter production by private firms and individuals?


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 they would be operated in such a way as to constitute unfair competition with other manufacturers.