HC Deb 30 May 1935 vol 302 c1295
39. Major CARVER

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the Government have considered any steps to meet the difficulties caused by the rapid increase which is taking place in the milk supply of the country; and what policy it intends to adopt?


The rapid increase in the milk supply of this country is in the first place a matter for consideration by the producers themselves, who are giving it close attention through their organisation, the Milk Marketing Board. The matter is further being considered by the Great Britain Milk Reorganisation Commission. The Government's milk policy is embodied in the Milk Act, 1934, but any further representations or suggestions that may be put forward for dealing with this problem will, I assure my hon. and gallant Friend, receive the Government's very careful consideration.

Brigadier-General BROWN

Have not the Government considered a levy on imported foreign manufactured milk so as to relieve the glut on the liquid milk market and add to the pool from which liquid milk is drawn?


I do not think that that would be possible under existing agreements and arrangements.