HC Deb 20 June 1935 vol 303 c543
59. Mr. H. STEWART

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has yet received a copy of resolutions passed by the selection committee appointed by registered producers under the Scottish milk marketing scheme at their annual meeting on 6th June; and whether he can make any statement on the Government's attitude to the suggestion that the Milk Act, 1934, should be amended so as to provide that the formula therein contained shall in fact produce a standard price of 5d. per gallon in summer and 6d. per gallon in winter for milk used for manufacture?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the last part, I can hold out no hope of the introduction of legislation to amend the Milk Act, 1934, which, in respect of Exchequer payments, as my hon. Friend is aware, expires at the 31st March next. The considerations raised in the resolution will, however, be carefully examined in connection with the formulation of a future policy for the milk industry, and, in the meantime, the attention of the Milk Reorganisation Commission for Great Britain has been drawn to the terms of the Resolution.